Khudai Khidmatgars (KK), a team of seven activists from different states, on a multi-city tour called Safar-e-Insaaf-o-Bhaichara(Quest for Justice and Universal Brotherhood) reached the city on Saturday with the message of fighting against illegal arrests of youth across the country and for closer relations between different communities. They noted that a majority of these illegal arrests were those of Muslims but added that youth from other communities too were picked up by the police.
Covering 4000 kilometres and 16 cities and towns en route to Hyderabad from Batla House in New Delhi on April 12, the group addressed a large number of listeners at Mecca Masjid and said that the unconstitutional detaining of Muslim youth by the police is a threat to the secular and democratic nature of the country and brings about the death of Gandhian values. Faisal Khan, a member of KK and National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM) said, “Mass mobilisation and non-violence are more important than political affiliations. The victims and families of the illegally detained youth must raise their voices against the injustice meted out to them by the cops. They must take to the streets.”
After speaking at Mecca Masjid the group interacted with Shaik Abdul Kaleem who was accused in the Mecca Masjid blasts case but was later given a clean chit. The Khudai Khidmatgar was a Pashtun movement first established in India to fight against the British by means of non-violence. Faisal Khan noted that it was fitting to bring about its revival for peacefully protesting police atrocities.