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Muslim man denied burial in Graveyard - DOTO

Muslim man denied burial in Graveyard

In Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district, as per a news report, a BJP activist, Rakesh Chandra Gupta, claimed that the land around the Muslim graveyard belongs to his trust- Bhagwan Shri Thakur Ji Maharaj Trust, of which he is the trustee. On the 8th of January 2022, a resident of Mirzapur mohalla, Mohammad Yameen, died of natural causes. His family had taken him to bury in the graveyard where Gupta had denied them bury the deceased, saying that the land belonged to his trust as reported into Newsclick, Shoaib Alam, member of the graveyard committee, that the claims made by Gupta are entirely baseless. And despite there being no evidence that the land belongs to Gupta or his trust, Police had supported him and asked us to bury the deceased somewhere else in the burial ground, added Alam.

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

Investigating agency Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :Police had asked the victim family to bury the deceased in other place to avoid unwanted tension in the community Current status Not known
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: January 08, 2022
Nature of Violence
  • Denial of access to public spaces/institutions
  • Extra Legal Acquisition/appropriation of land
  • Causal factors
  • Land Dispute
  • Name of the victim : Mohammad Yameen
    Name of Perpetrator Rakesh Chandra Gupta and Ors
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Hardoi
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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