Mosque imam and worshipers brutally assaulted

A group of men barged into a mosque and assaulted the imam as well as other worshippers at Rampur Majra village in Greater Noida near Delhi on Saturday. The incident took place around 8:30pm, when people were offering their evening prayers. Speaking with Clarion India on Monday, Braj Nandan Rai, Circle Officer at Dankaur police station, confirmed the incident and said the police have registered a case against unidentified men invoking sections 147, 148 (rioting), 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others), 295 (defiling place of worship) and 296 (disturbing religious assembly). He said that the attackers are yet to be identified. The police picked up a few men on the basis of suspicion but released them after questioning as they claimed that they did not know the attackers, Rai said. “It was a quarrel between two sides of the same village and it seems they want to resolve the issues by holding a panchayat (village sitting),” he added. Hindustan Times cited a local Raisuddin, relative of one of the persons injured in the incident, who said that a youth from their community allegedly had an argument with a woman from another community on Friday. The women, according to report, complained about the argument with her family members who then went to the Muslim locality where they threatened them of “teaching them a lesson”. “At night, however, they orchestrated the attack and injured the Imam, Nasir Muhammad, and my relative Fateh Mohammad, who was offering prayers, at the mosque,” Raisuddin said. The youth who argued with the woman had no connection with the Imam and his relative, Raisuddin said. Nasir who was injured in the head and Fateh in the back were admitted to a private hospital in Noida following the attack.

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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 0
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A case against unidentified men invoking sections 147, 148 (rioting), 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others), 295 (defiling place of worship) and 296 (disturbing religious assembly) has been registered

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Date of incident: June 05, 2021
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 2
    Name of the victim : Nasir, Fateh
    Name of Perpetrator Locals
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Gautam Buddha Nagar (NOIDA)
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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