Apparently, the idea is to send the message that terrorism isn't Islam and isn't tolerated.
I rather see their point, and admire their courage.
Yes, of course: India is a predominantly Hindu country, and the Muslim Council's action could be seen as coerced by an oppressive majority. But, 'defenders' of Islam have been known to kill people they don't approve of: and that's a sort of coercion, too.
In the news:
- "Muslim council refuses to bury terrorists killed in encounter"
The Hindu (December 1, 2008)
- "Muslim body refuses to bury 9 killers"
The Times of India (December 1, 2008)