The Group of Intellectuals and Academicians have reportedly submitted a report to the Ministry of Home Affairs on the recent anti-Hindu riots in national capital. As per reports, the 51-pages long report titled ‘The Shaheen Bagh Model in Northeast Delhi: From Dharna to Danga’, the riots were a preplanned conspiracy.
A group of intellectuals submitted a report titled 'Delhi Riots 2020' to the MHA. The report suggests that the conspiracy was planned & has links to urban Naxals- Jihadi network.— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) March 11, 2020
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The report suggests that the riots were a planned conspiracy and that they were preplanned. “There are pieces of evidence of a ‘left-jihadi model of revolution’ which has been executed in Delhi and is sought to be replicated at other places… the Delhi riots are not genocide or a pogrom targeted at any community. They are a tragic outcome of a planned and systematic radicalization of minorities by far left-Urban Naxal network operating in universities in Delhi,” the report states.
The report further states that the riots took place because of radicalisation of Muslims over time. Members of both the communities have suffered greatly in the riots as per the report. It also mentions presence of radical Islamist outfit like PFI at the anti-CAA protest sites which eventually led to violence. In its report, the team observed that the women were used as a shield and that the dharnas were established in areas with concentrated Muslim population. Constant streaming of high-decibel sloganeering led to fear-mongering and anxiety amongst the Muslim population.
The report further states how the riots spread in Bhajanpura, Shiv Vihar, Gokulpuri, Brijpuri, Brahmapuri and surrounding areas where men and women attacked the Delhi Police. Important public places like petrol pumps and high value properties belonging to Hindus were also damaged. The report mentions that the over time the weapons were stockpiled and high-rise buildings were used as launchpad for petrol bombs.
The report further states that the links from across the border and ISIS type brutality in murders points towards planned conspiracy in the riots. The team further recommends handing over the investigation to NIA (National Investigation Agency) and that all incidents from 15th December 2019 onward should be investigated.
The Group of Intellectuals and Academicians (GIA) was formed in 2015 and includes Advocate Monika Arora, Delhi University Assistant Professors Prerna Malhotra (Ram Lal Anand College), Sonali Chitalkar (Miranda House), Shruti Mishra (PG DAV College –Evening) and Divyansha Sharma (Institute of Home Economics) as its members.