Mob attacked and burned madrasa in Delhi

25 Feb 2020 Delhi: Mohammad Anas, 12, stood out in his white kurta and skull cap inside the dark and sooty Jamiat-Ul-Huda Madrasa, which is charred beyond recognition. “We study here, why did the mob attack us?” he asked, taking us around the madrasa situated in the riot-hit locality of Mustafabad in northeast Delhi. This madrasa is inside the Faruqiya Jama Masjid from where muezzin Jalaluddin gave a call for prayers and was attacked on the night of February 25 before being taken to the hospital. No one from Jalaluddin’s family was around him as he lost touch with them. On Wednesday morning, Jalaluddin woke up at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital with two more men lying injured on beds flanking his, but no one of his own to listen to his pain and attend to his needs. Two days after the attack on the mosque and the madrasa located on its compound, Anas can be seen jostling among the older locals, trying to make himself heard. He was inside the mosque when unidentified men barged in and assaulted Jalaluddin, the Imam and others. “I was there with 30 more children of the madrasa, we were very scared and didn’t know what to do. The men came in and we saw them beating muezzin sahib and the Imam,” said Anas. “We switched off the lights and watched silently. We didn’t speak, just said our prayers… humne dekha ki Imam sahib ko maara (we saw the Imam beaten up).”

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 31 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Place of worship Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory Current status FIR not filed
Charges Filed Other details
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Date of incident: February 25, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Demolition/Attack on property
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Jalaluddin(Imam)
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Delhi
    District/City North East Delhi
    Party In Power / Incidents AAP - Aam Aadmi Party
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