Muslim family attacked for turning off lights

A Muslim family in Manohar Nagar, Gurugram filed a police complaint, alleging that they were physically assaulted after they participated in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to turn of lights for nine minutes on Sunday and light candles or diyas, expressing resolve to collectively fight COVID-19. According to the complaint, the accused arrived at the victim's doorstep chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and asked them not to participate in the activity or take videos. "We have been living here on rent for six years and I work with a travel company in sector 37. Yesterday, when we were standing with mobile flash lights and making videos, they came shouting slogans. They tried to hit my mother with a chair and then threw bricks at us and hurled abuses, asking us to leave the city," the complainant, said.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 3 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed No
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Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :Six people have been arrested in connection with the incident, and further investigation in under way. Current status Under investigation
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Date of incident: April 06, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Aatif Warsi, Mubin Khan
    Name of Perpetrator Ramesh, Sonu
    State Haryana
    District/City Gurugram (Gurgaon)
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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