Karnataka village bans entry of Muslims

On 10th of April 2020 three men in an auto rickshaw with quarantine seals on their hands, entered K.R. Pet in Mandya district through Thendekere checkpoint. All the three, were Hindus. A member of Kailancha grama panchayat hired an elderly man to beat drums and make announcements to the public in alerting the villagers against allowing Muslims to enter the village following the Covid-19 breakout. In a video which has since gone viral, a man is seen beating a drum and saying, “Listen everyone! The Gram panchayat (local village administration) is making this announcement. No Muslims (Sahibs) should come into the village. No one should work for Muslims. If you do, you should pay a fine of Rs 500 to Rs 1000.” This led the local police to register a case against the two persons both from Ankanahalli of neighbouring Ramanagaram district.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Local police of Mandya Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Against spreading hate and sharing content on social media Other details
judgement Reference other information A social activist had called Mandya Superintendent of Police K. Parashuram seeking action against K.R. Pet tahsildar M. Shivamurthy as he has drawn ire of social activists for using the word ‘Muslims’ while addressing the
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Main Information
Date of incident: April 10, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Denial of access to public spaces/institutions
  • Causal factors
  • Manufactured Rumour
  • Name of the victim : Unknown
    Name of Perpetrator Ramesh, Rajesh and Ramaiah
    State Karnataka
    District/City Mandya
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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