MP: Muslims forced to flee Hindu dominated village due to ‘social boycott’
Over two dozen Muslims forced to flee from Borlay village of Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani district dominated by the Hindu Patidar community after an incident of elopement took an ugly turn and houses of Muslims were being attacked several times….
The Patidars targeted the homes of Muslims on the night of the incident forcing them to flee from the village. The boundary wall of the Muslim graveyard was demolished by unknown people. Locks were put on the mosque’s gate prohibiting namaz and azan. The imam of mosque and his wife were shooed away with humiliation. Some handcarts of Muslim vendors were also burnt by unknown people late in the night with an intention to force Muslims to leave the village, say witnesses….
Even after five months of the incident, the restrictions imposed by leaders of Hindu community on Muslims is still prevailed and over two dozen Muslims migrated from the village including the Ameen’s family. Muslims who are mostly labourers remained in home for weeks owing to fear….