BJP MLA asks to boycott Muslim vegetable vendors

BJP MLA Suresh Tiwari has reportedly asked people in Deoria district not to purchase vegetables from Muslim vendors. The legislator from the district’s Barhaj constituency was heard making the remarks in a video doing the rounds on social media. “Keep one thing in mind, I am telling everyone openly, no one should purchase vegetables from Muslims,” he told some people, including government officials. The legislator claimed he had only given his opinion, and it was up to people to decide if they wanted to follow it. “Everyone can see what Jamaat members have done in the country,” Tiwari said, referring to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi last month.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Government office
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
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perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Date of incident: April 18, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Hate Speech / Slander
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  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Muslim community
    Name of Perpetrator Suresh Tiwari(BJP MLA from Deoria district, UP)
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Deoria
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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