DOTO - Documentation Of The Oppressed

Nawada: Bihar, 'Ram Navami Violence.

Nawada: A huge procession was taken out on March 28 (Rama Navami was on March 25) in a local market. People from neighboring villages were called to join the rally. However, it passed peacefully. On March 30, a Hanuman idol placed on a disputed land was found broken. People gathered and attacked a nearby marriage hall where people attending a marriage ceremony were staying. The crowd set a motor cycle on fire and damaged a shop of sanitary fittings. The police have arrested around 10 people out of the 40 named (20 each from both sides) accused, including few who were staying in the marriage hall. Eyewitnesses have revealed the involvement of the local leaders from BJP.

Other Informations
Source of information Fact Finding Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

FIR filed against 40 people

Investigating agency Local Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :10 of the accused were arrested Current status Not known
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: March 30, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Demolition/Attack on property
  • Causal factors
  • Create Communal Riots / Clash
  • Name of the victim : Not available
    Name of Perpetrator BJP and RSS
    State Bihar
    District/City Nawada
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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