Police register sedition case against Kerala Islamic outfit involved in hand chopping

Kochi: The Special Investigation Team today registered a case of sedition against two activists of radical Muslim outfit
PFI, who were allegedly involved in chopping off the hand of a lecturer for preparing a question paper having references to Prophet Mohammed.

Police sources informed that a case under sect 124 (A) of IPC (sedition and igniting communal passion) was registered against Reneef, a dentist, who was arrested on July 13 and Naushad, who is absconding.

Police had conducted a raid at Reneef's house last week and seized a book titled 'Jihad' in Malayalam which gave details on the manner in which 'Jihad' is to be waged against democracy and other communities, the sources said.

A pamphlet on 'Islam and Democracy' written in Malayalam by Sarfaraz Nawaz, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore blast case, was seized from Naushad's house, police said.

The pamphlet had stated that democracy should not be accepted and all Muslims should fight against democratic set up, the sources said.

Prof T J Joseph was attacked on July 4 allegedly by activists of Popular Front of India at Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam district for
preparing a question paper containing references of Muhamed
`Religious courts' comes under scanner
Thiruvananthapuram: The intelligence agencies have information that religious courts `Daral Khada', suspected to have ordered the attack against Newman college lecturer, were convened in the capital. The district-wise activities of these court are under scanner and the court had solved 15 cases on the basis of Shariah rules.

The police earlier had information that the Daral Khada court, which always propagates extremist ideologies, are functioning in various parts of the state. Police infer that the court convened in Muvattupuzha might have ordered the attack against the lecturer.

For the first time the khada had called for a religious meet on August 15, 2009 in the capital. The disputes were redressed by the district head of Khada and in the first sitting as many as 15 cases were solved, majority being divorce cases. With the success of the first sitting, the court had been convened in different parts of the district. Majority of the meets were convened in borders places and in all the meeting, leaflets of Shariah rules were distributed.

Daral Kadha state president Muhammad Isa Moulavi had attended the meet convened in the name of Muslim Janakeeya Sabha last Saturday. Another leader who spoke in favour of Taliban rules. Now he is under the scanner