Thursday, August 13, 2020
Home News Reports Meerut: Yogi govt swings into action after complaint on NaMo app claims 125 Hindu...

Meerut: Yogi govt swings into action after complaint on NaMo app claims 125 Hindu families migrate to “safer localities” alleging harassment by Muslims

The local Hindu residents claim that crimes like eve-teasing, harassment, theft, snatching are "routine" matters in the area

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has sprung to action after a complaint was received on NaMo app, which claimed that at least 125 Hindu families have migrated from Prahlad Nagar in Meerut because of harassment of Hindu women by Muslims in the area.

Prahlad Nagar which comes under the Lisadi Gate police circle is predominantly a Muslim dominated area with about 425 Hindu families residing there.

The complaint which was registered on the app by a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bhavesh Mehta on June 11 alleged that in Prahlad Nagar, around 125 Hindu families have migrated to “safer” localities after selling their property. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), on the same day, forwarded the complaint to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). And the CMO, in turn, sought a report on the matter.

As per reports, the women of the Hindu families in Prahlad Nagar are living under constant threats. Fearing harassment from Muslims and alleging lack of action from the police, the Hindu residents have been migrating from the area. The local Hindu residents claim that crimes like eve-teasing, harassment, theft, snatching are “routine” matters in the area. They also informed that they are threatened by the locals if anyone dares to raise their voice against the atrocities. Moreover, these families also alleged that objectionable things are often thrown in front of their houses if they try to voice their resentment.

- Advertisement -

A local resident claimed, “We avoid moving out unless we are accompanied by a male member. We complain to the police but they invariably hush up the case. We hope that the government takes some action and makes life bearable for us”.

Despite such assertions, a senior police officer rubbished any such claims. The police officer maintained that “When people start earning more, they prefer to move to bigger houses. There has been no panic in the area and complaints of harassment of women have been dealt with strictly,” the official in the rank of an ASP said.

He alleged that a television channel had stoked the controversy. “You people sensationalize minor incidents and increase the communal divide,” he said.

Nevertheless, the Hindus who are in an urgency to move out of Prahlad Nagar, are being forced to dispose of their houses at rates much lesser than the current market value. Many houses in the area still display the “for sale” notice. The latest Hindu family to leave their house in Prahlad Nagar was reported on June 25, 2019.

A board displayed outside a house in Prahlad Nagar reads ‘plot for sale’

Local BJP MP Rajendra Agarwal said that the situation was “serious” and he will speak to the Chief Minister in this regard. The Vishwa Hindu Mahasangh has also written a letter to the Chief Minister, seeking security for Hindus in Meerut.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has directed senior police and civil officials to mobilise the local intelligence units and deal firmly with complaints in this regard. After receiving instruction from the CMO, the SSP passed on the order to the Kotwali police station on June 13 to expedite the inquiry.

In March 2018, there were reports where poor Hindu families living in Muslim-majority Panchali Buzurg village in Meerut, UP had also been forced to flee their village due to harassment by some locals and apathy of local police

Last year in June, clashes between two communities owing to a trivial argument over the credit of supply of cold drinks had forced a Hindu family to flee from their village, Banheda Khas, in Devbandh, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier in 2016, a report by NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) reported exodus of over 250 Hindu families from Kairana in Shamli district of western Uttar Pradesh. The inquiry was undertaken after a complaint was received of a woman belonging to Kashyap caste was abducted, gang-raped and killed.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Chinese media publishes propaganda of Pakistan’s Ambassador to China but refuses to carry India’s rebuttal: Here are the full details

A day after first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370, Chinese state media runs Pakistani propaganda

Congress link emerges in Bengaluru riots, husband of party’s corporator named as an accused in FIR

Kaleem Pasha - one of the masterminds of Bengalururiots, is the husband of Congress corporator from Nagavara Irshad Begum

‘Temples are spreading COVID-19’: 5 reasons why that is untrue and mere propaganda, driven by Leftists and Islamists

Left-liberals and Islamists have started to trend "#TirupatiVirus" on Twitter, claiming that 75% of India's COVID-19 cases are linked to temples.

Dravidian sabotage in education: Behind the veils of the Dravidian Delusion

Tamils in Tamil Nadu have had the benefits of national integration, wider exposure to language among others, denied to them by the Dravidian agitation.

PM Narendra Modi launches Transparent Taxation platform, Taxpayer’s Charter to honour the honest taxpayers

PM Modi launches new transparent taxation platform including Faceless assessments, Faceless appeals, and Taxpayer's charter

#BringBackAnandRanganathan trends as users protest Twitter declaring a Quranic verse ‘hateful’ and blocking Dr Anand Ranganathan who posted the verse

Twitter claimed that citing a Quranic verse is against the rules of the platform and is 'hateful conduct'.

Recently Popular

Bengaluru: Amidst chants of ‘Allah Hu Akbar’ and ‘Nara e Taqbeer’, Muslim mob burns down police station, Dalit Congress MLA’s residence over Facebook post...

Angered over Dalit Congress MLA's nephew's alleged Facebook post on Prophet Mohammad, rioting Muslim mob went on a rampage in Bengaluru

Alia Bhatt starrer Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 trailer gets over 1.3 million ‘dislikes’ on YouTube within hours of premiere

Within hours of its premiere on YouTube, the Sadak 2 trailer got over 1.3 million dislikes, making it one of the most disliked tailer on the video streaming site.

Bengaluru Riots: SDPI’s Muzammil Pasha arrested for organising, instigating violence, two other SDPI members absconding

The SDPI local leader Muzammil Pasha had visited the police station along with the mob to register a complaint against a person named Naveen over the alleged derogatory Facebook post.

Pakistan: Maulvi rapes child reading Quran in mosque in Sindh province, caught on CCTV

Muslim Cleric in Sindh province in Pakistan on the run after video of hem raping a child inside a mosque emerges, case registered

Linkedin employee Sourav Paul vows to murder Brahmins, claims it is easier to kill instead of opposing them

LinkedIn Employee Sourav Paul was unapologetic about his vitriol and abused a person when his hatred towards Rama was pointed out.

Maharashtra CM’s son involved in Sushant Singh Rajput death case, says Bihar govt’s lawyer: Here are the full details

SC heard Rhea Chakraborty’s plea for the second time in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death case today

Chinese media publishes propaganda of Pakistan’s Ambassador to China but refuses to carry India’s rebuttal: Here are the full details

A day after first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370, Chinese state media runs Pakistani propaganda

Tricolour is slowly replacing the black flag in Chhattisgarh’s worst Naxal-hit regions as villagers embrace peace and development: Report

Many schools in the Bastar district, which is considered a core area of Naxal activity, have started initiating flag hoisting ceremony on occasions like Independence Day and Republic day or any other national festival, in which the villagers participate extensively, says the report.

Congress link emerges in Bengaluru riots, husband of party’s corporator named as an accused in FIR

Kaleem Pasha - one of the masterminds of Bengalururiots, is the husband of Congress corporator from Nagavara Irshad Begum

‘Temples are spreading COVID-19’: 5 reasons why that is untrue and mere propaganda, driven by Leftists and Islamists

Left-liberals and Islamists have started to trend "#TirupatiVirus" on Twitter, claiming that 75% of India's COVID-19 cases are linked to temples.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Draft notification 2020 explained: Facts vs allegations of harming the environment

Contrary to the Congress party and other opponents, the Draft EIA notification 2020 brings much needed reforms in EIA

He may have flings with actresses, but is not a murderer: Subramanian Swamy says Aditya Thackeray has nothing to do with Sushant Singh Rajput’s...

Swamy said in the Q and A session that some other powerful persons are involved in the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, and Aditya is not one of them.

Standing up for Hindus: In Conversation with author-journalist Francois Gautier

Indian born French journalist Francois Gautier talks on a range of issues concerning India, Hinduism and the society

Chhattisgarh: Family being pressurised to get a 9-year-old rape victim married to the Maulana who brutalised her, complaint lodged

Maulana Mohammed Arshad Rehmani, was arrested on August 9 (Sunday) when he had allegedly raped the 9-year-old girl in Raipur.

Dravidian sabotage in education: Behind the veils of the Dravidian Delusion

Tamils in Tamil Nadu have had the benefits of national integration, wider exposure to language among others, denied to them by the Dravidian agitation.

PM Narendra Modi launches Transparent Taxation platform, Taxpayer’s Charter to honour the honest taxpayers

PM Modi launches new transparent taxation platform including Faceless assessments, Faceless appeals, and Taxpayer's charter

Connect with us

239,751FansLike
428,505FollowersFollow
298,000SubscribersSubscribe