EXCLUSIVE: Bajrang Dal activists strip, tie with electric pole and thrash a Muslim youth in Mangalore

In yet another incident of right-wing fanaticism and utter disregard for the rule of law, dozens of youths belonging to right-wing Hindu outfit Bajrang Dal attacked a Muslim youth in Mangalore because he was travelling with a Hindu girl. The incident happened on Monday evening when the 28 year old Shakir was driving in a … Read more

विहिप, बजरंग दल का दावा,  दलित परिवारों का फिर होगा धर्म परिवर्तन

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Visually-impaired Muslim woman makes emotional appeal to Kejriwal on video after being denied accommodation

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Kokrajhar Muslim massacre: 4 forest officials named in NIA chargesheet; civil society welcomes move

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Police finally arrests Bajrang Dal members for beating up Muslim man

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Communal clashes in Ghaziabad leaves 30 injured, entry of politicians restricted

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Swamy moves SC against non-bailable warrant issued against him by Assam Court

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Haryana’s Politics of Hate (COMPLETE DOCUMENTARY)

THE GROUND REPORT

On Monday, communal tension gripped a nondescript village of Atali in Haryana’s Faridabad city. This incident went largely unreported with just handful of Urdu papers providing coverage in their Tuesday edition.

However, full details of what had happened in this village emerged only on Wednesday when a leading English daily carried this as a top story.

Given the massive editorial value attacked to this story, Janta Ka Reporter too decided to travel to Atali to dig deeper and find the truth.

Police told us that the rioters belonging to one community had objected to the construction of a mosque before setting their houses on fire and destroying the properties belonging to the other community.

Here’s a special report on what transpired on Monday night and how the rioters left a trail of destruction across the village. Victims are still demanding justice and refusing to leave the compound of Ballabhgarh police station in Faridabad, where they’ve been camping since Monday night.

Police’s role has come under huge criticism with locals accusing them of inaction and apathy.
The victims of the recent riot in Haryana have accused the local police of colluding with the right wing elements belonging to other communities. speaking to Janta Ka Reporter, in a makeshift camp erected inside the compound of Ballabhgarh police station in Faridabad, these victims said that they were still unable to return back home in their village Atali.

Mohammad Khalid Qureshi a local whose house was also burnt in Monday’s violence said,

“They (rioters) came, burnt everything that we had and the local SHO looked the other way. Half an hour before the riot began we were surprised to see the SHO leave the village. He could easily see a mob of 300 people waiting to attack us and yet he didn’t provide us protection.”

These victims have been camping inside the Ballabhgarh police station demanding the action against the culprits and compensation for the loss of their property.

WHAT HAPPENED on MONDAY?

Violence broke out in Atali village in Ballabhgarh on Monday evening over a mosque construction site under dispute, as suggested by reports.

As houses were set on fire and stones were pelted in the area, the communal tension built up leading the Muslims of area to desert their homes and flee for their safety. According to a report in The Indian Express, the mosque under construction is surrounded by 20 houses, 17 of which belong to Muslims.

Police said that the village had been witnessing communal tension since the beginning of May, when the construction began.

The Muslim community of the area has alleged that the violence was planned and that the police’s delayed action was deliberate. The attacks began at 5 pm and the police’s arrival has been reported to be at 6 pm. The police said that immediate actions were taken and all the injured people were sent to a local hospital in a civil bus.

“We had just begun praying when the attacks started. They came in groups of 10 and attacked each house. Bricks and gas cylinders were thrown hurled inside the houses. They attacked us with baseball bats and sticks. We tried to escape by locking ourselves inside our homes,” a villager told the paper.

Bhupinder Singh, DCP (Faridabad) said, “We have lodged an FIR under sections pertaining to rioting. We are investigating the matter. Additional forces have been deployed in the village to prevent further violence. We haven’t made any arrest yet, but will do so soon.”

Haryana’s Politics of Hate (PROMO)

Violence broke out in Atali village in Ballabgarh on Monday evening over a mosque construction site under dispute, as suggested by reports.

As houses were set on fire and stones were pelted in the area, the communal tension built up leading the Muslims of area to desert their homes and flee for their safety. According to a report in The Indian Express, the mosque under construction is surrounded by 20 houses, 17 of which belong to Muslims.

Police said that the village had been witnessing communal tension since the beginning of May, when the construction began.

The Muslim community of the area has alleged that the violence was planned and that the police’s delayed action was deliberate. The attacks began at 5 pm and the police’s arrival has been reported to be at 6 pm. The police said that immediate actions were taken and all the injured people were sent to a local hospital in a civil bus.

“We had just begun praying when the attacks started. They came in groups of 10 and attacked each house. Bricks and gas cylinders were thrown hurled inside the houses. They attacked us with baseball bats and sticks. We tried to escape by locking ourselves inside our homes,” a villager told the paper.

Bhupinder Singh, DCP (Faridabad) said, “We have lodged an FIR under sections pertaining to rioting. We are investigating the matter. Additional forces have been deployed in the village to prevent further violence. We haven’t made any arrest yet, but will do so soon.”

Communal Violence in Haryana: The Inside Story

Report by Rifat Jawaid (Editor-in-Chief, Janta Ka Reporter) from Atali, Haryana   THE GROUND REPORT The victims of the recent riot in Haryana have accused the local police of colluding with the right wing elements belonging to other communities. speaking to Janta Ka Reporter, in a makeshift camp erected inside the compound of Ballabhgarh police … Read more

Denied flat for being Muslim, claims Mumbai girl

After the controversy surrounding the denial of job by a Mumbai based company to Zeeshan Khan on religious lines, yet another similar incident has been reported. 25 year old, Misbah Quadri claims that she was denied a flat only because she is a Muslim. According to reports, after searching for flats, Misbah had finally located … Read more