Muslim cemetery vandalised and shops set on fire

25 Feb 2020 Delhi: A group of at least 200 people were gathered around a Muslim cemetery armed with hammers, sickles and axes. This was just 100 metres from the Gokulpuri police station in Northeast Delhi. On one call, all of them raised their tools and struck the building’s boundary wall. The mob that demolished the boundary wall of the cemetery in Gokulpuri was then adamant to go inside and damage the graves. “Now wait and watch. They have challenged us and we will now show them their place,” one man from the mob screamed. “Jai Shri Ram,” they said, and struck again. There was not a single policeman in the vicinity to stop them. A part of the mob then ran across the road and set two shops that had ‘Khan’ written on them on fire. And still no policemen, who were clearly outnumbered, tried to stop them.

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

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Date of incident: February 25, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Demolition/Attack on property
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Delhi
    District/City North East Delhi
    Party In Power / Incidents AAP - Aam Aadmi Party
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