Muslim families forced to flee village

Muslim families in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district are forced to flee as they are fed up with alleged harassment by local Hindu villagers. On their houses, they have put posters stating ”House for Sale”. ”Gujjars of the village keep harassing us on small matters. When the matter goes to the police station, instead of filing a report, they settle the matter through dialogue, but later start harassing us again. We are very upset,” Shamshad of Mavi Meera village was quoted by India Tomorrow (IT).Another villager Mohammad Sharif quoted by India Tomorrow said: ”In Meerut, we tried to register our complaints with the police at three places. However, not a single case was registered in the police station. Every time the police refused to file cases saying these kinds of petty incidents keep happening in the village.” Sharif said the police did not take into account that fire was opened when the men from Gujjar community barged into their house.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 40 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Details of the FIR

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Main Information
Date of incident: January 03, 2021
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Shamshad
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Meerut
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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