Muslim welders shop set on fire by locals

8 April 2020: Talking to Times of India, the 55-year-old shopkeeper Gayur Hasan said, "It all started 5 days back when my son liked a Facebook post of a Muslim religious leader of Delhi. However, we apologized before the panchayat for this. After that some unknown persons pelted stones our house with stones and told us to leave the village. We decided to send our son away once the lockdown ended, but the two accused, Rohtas (34) and Sharvan (34) along with their accomplices set our welding shop on fire on April 8. A cot and two chairs were burned before we doused the flames with the help of a neighbour." Gayur said, "We have been living in village for 55 years and have never seen such an incident. This has instilled fear among the 10-12 Muslim families in the village." Kaithal superintendent of police (SP) Shashank Kumar Sawan, sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Kamal Preet Kaur and other officials visited the village on Friday and assured the Muslim community of their safety and prompt action against the culprits. The SP said the miscreants had set the shop on fire after the victims refused to remove their skullcaps and shave their beards.

Other Informations
Source of information News Report Place of incident Business premises
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Business premises Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed The Kaithal SP(Shashank Kumar Sawan) said, Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: April 08, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Demolition/Attack on property
  • Harassment
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Gayur Hasan
    Name of Perpetrator Local youths
    State Haryana
    District/City Kaithal
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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