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“jahaz udne wala hai, hum udne waley hain”

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Those were the ‘catastrophic’ words which were uttered by the naïve Maulana Noor-ul-Huda on the phone just a few minutes before the take off aboard his Emirates flight on Wednesday which promoted the Delhi Police not only to offload him from the aircraft at the IGI Airport but also book him under
Section 505 I B (making statements likely to cause fear among the public) and Section 341 (wrongfully restraining passengers by the scare).


Every rational human being who has even little knowledge of the urdu language knows that that the straight forward connotation of the term is ‘The plane will take off, we will fly’ and not the corrupt understanding of the expression as proposed by the Delhi Police. If this the level of security measure undertaken by the authorities then tomorrow a person uttering the words ‘Goodbye’ on the phone to his near ones before a take off should also be scuffled out of the aircraft because it may be construed to mean that those are his or her ‘last words’ and the plane may contain a bomb which would go off within seconds.

It is really baffling to see that the Maulana being harassed on the pretext of a lady passenger on board who misunderstood what he said and raised an alarm. Ever since then the incubus began for the him as he was deplaned, charged with a crime he never committed and then had to seek bail for it.

It is rather more disheartening than vexing to come across such tidings for people who are deeply rooted in their faith yet never see a hatchway in the implantation of treatments bestowed upon the ‘beaded’ and the ‘beardless’. These are the very incidents which lead to estrangement of a particular faith.

When the very essence of our Constitution itself guarantees that there shall not be any differential treatment with regard to a person’s caste, creed or religion, then why this stigma attached to one particular faith which has to prove again and again that every member of its clan is not an ‘OSAMA’ or ‘KASAB’.

Its high time that the Justice Mechanism (in case it existents) in the country should agnise that incidents like this would shake the ingrained belief of the Indian Muslims and they may even start questioning their loyalty towards their very own ‘ Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic’.

For the news coverage of the the incident refer to-




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