Muslim Auto-driver attacked with iron rod

Some Hindus in Ghatlodia area of Ahmedabad stopped a Muslim auto-rickshaw driver, abused him, damaged his vehicle and threatened him of the consequences if he was ever seen driving in the area. Shocked by the unruly incident, Qureshi approached an advocate, Imtiyaz Pathan, who took him to the office of Ahmedabad Police Commissioner A K Singh. The cop at the Commissioner's office sent them to Sola High School Polcie Station where an FIR was registered. “After I dropped a passenger near Chandlodiya railway station, I was moving about in Ghatlodia to find a passenger. At around 2 p.m., a passenger waved at me to stop the rickshaw. I stopped my auto-rickshaw and asked him where he wanted to go. The passenger said he wanted to go to Delhi Darwaja and I told him to get in,” said Qureshi in his FIR. “Suddenly, a man rushed there and asked me that how can I, being a Muslim, roam in Ghatlodia and take passengers from here. To this, I told him that I had stopped as the passenger had waved at me to stop. He then got angry at me and abused me. Before I could realise anything, he came up with an iron rod and tried to attack me. I evaded the attack and drove off but my auto rickshaw meter was damaged in the attack", Qureshi, a resident of Biscuit Gali near Pankornaka in Karanj, added.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Public transport
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Public transport Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory Current status
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Main Information
Date of incident: July 10, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Breaking vehicles
  • Harassment
  • Hate Speech
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Mohammed Arif Qureshi
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State Gujarat
    District/City Ahmedabad
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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