Muslim fruit vendors told to shut shops

7 April 2020: A few men threatened Muslim fruit vendors and told them to shut their shops. According to locals, Hindu vendors weren’t threatened in the same manner. A video of the incident went viral on social media. The men reportedly said that the Muslim fruit vendors could lead to the spread of the virus and that’s why they were told to go away. The Uttarakhand Police claims that a case has been registered in Nainital and promised that action will be taken. Six people have been booked in connection with the incident.

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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 No
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

FIR has been filed under Sections 188, 269 and 270 of IPC and 57(B) of Disaster Management Act. No arrests have been made so far.

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation Current status
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Main Information
Date of incident: April 07, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Hate Speech / Slander
  • Threat
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State Uttarakhand
    District/City Nainital
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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