Hindu houses at Harijan Basti, Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi was attacked allegedly by an Islamist mob after a Dalit man married a girl from the minority community. The incident occurred on Saturday. Visuals of the incident was shared by journalist Rahul Upadhyay on social media.
#Delhi: Houses ransacked, residents of Harijan Basti, Sarai Kale Khan area attacked yesterday because a Dalit Hindu boy dared to marry a Girl of minority community.— Rahul Upadhyay (@rahulrajnews) March 21, 2021
Visuals of late evening, Saturday. Heavy police force deployed now. pic.twitter.com/WmwcyxlMB0
Jagran reported that the rioting mob entered the Dalit basti and attacked the locality with sticks and swords. There is significant communal tension in the area following the incident of Saturday night.
The mob were incensed after a Muslim girl decided to marry a man from the Dalit community of her own accord. Locals say that the two had gotten married in secret but recently, the family of the woman fixed her marriage with someone else.
Thereafter, the girl went to the local police station to register her statement on the matter and left with the Dalit man. The family of the Hindu man is reported to have left the area to live with relatives elsewhere. Upon becoming aware of the matter, the Islamist mob attacked the Dalit locality.
There is heavy police deployment in the area, according to Jagran. Jagran quoted sources who said that the Police has apparently made 5 arrests in the matter.