Another incident of attack on kanwaris have emerged, this time from Budaun in Uttar Pradesh. An incident of stone-pelting on Kanwaris took place in Islamnagar area in Budaun when they were near an Idgah while returning with holy water.
According to reports, when a tractor-trailer carrying Kanwaris were passing near an Idgah during the Bakrid Namaj, some miscreants attacked the vehicle with stones. It is reported that Kanwaris were attacked for driving the tractor and playing music on the vehicle during Namaz.
Seeing the imminent danger, the tractor driver sped away from the place to protect the passengers. But the miscreants followed the vehicle for around 2 kilometres on the Budaun Bisauli road and surrounded it near Nai Basti forcing it to stop. There the attackers started pelting stoned on the Kanwaris, which caused injuries to several persons.
The attackers attacked the police also who had reached the spot, forcing them to escape. Women police constables had to take shelter in the office a petrol pump to protect themselves from the attackers.
After the attack, Kanwaris and other people blocked the Bisauli road protesting against the incident. Senior district and police officials from Badaun and Sambhal districts reached the spot with police reinforcement and brought the situation under control. They were able to convince the Kanwaris to lift the road blockade which continued for several hours.
The Kanwaris also alleged the driver of the police station is also a culprit in the incident, and the driver has been suspended by the police.