Man Who Stopped Cracker Bursting Near Mosque on Diwali Held in Delhi Violence Case, Alleges Family
Nine months since the brutal and chilling communal violence in Delhi’s North-East district, fanatic Hindutva outfits allegedly continue to terrorise Muslim residents in some areas, and the police seems to be again indifferent.
Several Muslim residents of Khajuri Khas, one of the affected areas in the February violence, alleged that on November 14 – Diwali night – a group of seven boys in the area gathered in lane no 29 in front of their local mosque and burst fire crackers, shouted communal slurs and threatened Muslims with dire consequences.
One of the residents, Mehboob Alam, urged the boys to stop bursting firecrackers. He also called the Police Control Room for assistance. Some policemen turned up a few hours later and went away. Two weeks later, on November 27, Alam was arrested by police who claimed he was involved in the February riots….