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Hindutva mob closes down Muslim juice shop in UP - DOTO

Hindutva mob closes down Muslim juice shop in UP

Bajrang Dal workers on the evening of December 23 allegedly closed down the shop of a Muslim man in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, creating a ruckus and raising slogans of ‘Har Har Mahadev’ and ‘Jai Shree Ram’, News18 reported. A video from the site of the juice shop was also tweeted by Times of India journalist Kanwardeep Singh. According to the report, a Muslim man, Shabu Khan, had been running the juice centre for 10-12 year. The shop was named ‘New Sai Juice Center’. Khan told the news outlet that this was a case where he has been forced to close shop as he is a Muslim. Navneet Sharma, a Bajrang Dal worker who came to close the shop, told News18 that the Muslim shopkeeper was running a juice center in a Hindu area and in the name of a Hindu to “deceive people.” He further alleged that “love jihad” is being carried out in Hindu areas under the guise of a juice centre. “Love jihad” is a term popularised by rightwing Hindutva groups and now given legal credence in several BJP-ruled states. It points to the imagined conspiracy of Muslim men converting Hindu women through marriage. Bajrang Dal workers allegedly led a campaign claiming that Muslim-owned shops there were being run only after having changed their names into “Hindu” sounding ones. They allegedly threatened the rest of the Muslim shopkeepers with a wider movement if they do not close their shops.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Market Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :The Moradabad Police on Friday registered a case against the incident at Majhola police station under “relevant sections” and said that “other legal proceedings are in force”. However, the police’s tweet does not indicate Current status Investigation has not begun
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Main Information
Date of incident: December 23, 2021
Nature of Violence
  • Economic boycott
  • Physical assault
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Manufactured Rumour
  • Name of the victim : Shabu Khan
    Name of Perpetrator Navneet Sharma and other Members of Bajrang Dal
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Moradabad
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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