Check corruption, says Jamaat

New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) India's many problems cannot be resolved unless corruption and people with communal and criminal mindset are checked, the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind said Saturday.

"The growing problems of the masses can never be solved unless and until there is a check on the corrupt, communal and people with criminal mentality," the group said in statement.

"That's why Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has time and again told the countrymen that politics should not be driven by self-interest, rather it should be based on fear of god ... welfare of the people."

The group said a considerable number of political leaders were busy amassing wealth through corruption.

"It seems as if politics has signed a pact with corruption and crime."

It expressed serious concern over the growing trends of communalism in the country.

"Jamaat thinks that the spread of such trends and political support to them are very dangerous for the unity and integrity of the country," the statement said.

The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind asked the Uttar Pradesh government to award the stringent punishment to the guilty in the Muzaffarnagar communal riots in which more than 40 people were killed.