‘No Muslim is feeling ashamed of living in India,’ says Mansuri who was once wrongly branded as a Terrorist

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“India is a ‘far better’ place for Muslims than any other Islamic Country, including Pakistan,” says a Muslim Man Abdul Qayyum Mansuri who was once wrongly branded as a terrorist and was sentenced to death in 2002. But was later acquitted by the Supreme Court in May 2014. He was branded as a terrorist after the attacks on Akshardham Temple. And he spent eleven years behind bars for a crime that he had not committed.

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While speaking at a function organised by a private trust known as the ‘Sarvodaya Youth Welfare Society’, Mansuri said, “No Muslim is feeling ashamed of living in India”.

“India is a far better place than any other Islamic Country for Muslims to live in,” he added.

While remembering his old days spent in jail, he says, “When A prisoner is freed from jail, his past always haunts him. And it was more of Hindu friends and lawyers who defended and supported me more than Muslims.”

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“Every year, for 27 years, the group dedicates a diary to a prominent personality,” Says Natubhai Parmar, President of the society. And this time, the group dedicated a diary to  Abdul Qayyum Mansuri.

So, every Indian who always try to defame India should learn from this man. And we should always be proud to be an Indian.

Courtesy for the post: www.thebetterindia.com

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