Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind provides free legal aid to Muslim youths who it believes have been falsely implicated in criminal cases.
31-year-old Baig was today sentenced to death by a Pune court in the February 13, 2010, German Bakery blasts case.
Baig's brother Tariq Baig and other relatives met Gulzar Azmi, a social activist, who heads the legal cell of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, according to sources here.
"The family members of Himayat Baig met us. They claimed that he was innocent and falsely dragged into the case by the Anti-Terrorism Squad. We have not yet decided anything. Once they get the copy of the judgement, we would study it and then decide it on the merits of the case," Azmi said.
"Our policy is very clear, we extend legal aid, only if we are convinced that the person is innocent," he said, pointing out that in the past too they have extended legal aid to many accused and have fought the case successfully in trial courts, high courts and the Supreme Court.
Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind should check this matter as the death sentence by the court seems to be fishy to many Muslims. It should be made sure that if Baig is innocent than he should not be punished. There have been instances in the past that Muslims have been falsely convicted which it should not happen again.