Cow slaughter rumor tensed the riot hit district

Rumor of cow slaughtering was spread after which the police reached Sherpur village of district Muzaffarnagar to sift. Police checked the refrigerators and utensils of the muslim villagers but found nothing. When no evidence of cow slaughter was found the police harassed the muslim women. Out of anger, muslims protested against the police but it started firing the mob which injured around 12 people. Muslims started stone pelting in which few policemen were injured. They allegedly burnt the police vehicles which were parked very far away from the residential area.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 12 Identity of victim Muslims
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Role of police Police is a part of the perpetrator :Police violated the right to freedom of the muslim villagers. On the rumors, it checked their houses and harassed the women. When muslims protested against the police, it fired them causing injury to around 12 people. Musl Current status
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Date of incident: June 02, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Breaking vehicles
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Harassment
  • Causal factors
  • Manufactured Rumour
  • No. of People Injured 12
    Name of the victim : Sarfaraz, Aijaz, Ilyas, Arkam and others
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Muzaffarnagar
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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