Cleric stripped and tortured in custody

After violence in an anti-CAA protest broke out the UP police detained Maulana Asad and his 100 students (mostly minor) from Saadat Hostel cum orphanage. The detainees were brutally tortured and were denied access to toilet and were forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'. Brutal tortured on the detainees caused rectal bleeding. The cleric was taken to civil lines where he was kept in dark, was stripped and beaten brutally.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 101 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Place of worship Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Police / Investigating agency Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Police is allegedly part of the Perpetrator(s) Current status Investigation has not begun
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Main Information
Date of incident: December 20, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Demolition/Attack on property
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Unlawful Detention
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 101
    Name of the victim : Maulana Asad and others
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Muzaffarnagar
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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