Muslim homes, mosque torched in India

With their their houses set on fire, Muslims have fled their village and have sought refuge in the local police station after they were attacked.

Muslim homes, mosque torched in India

World Bulletin / News Desk

Houses and vehicles belonging to a minority community in Atali village were torched during communal violence in the district late on Monday evening.

According to the Hindustan times, clashes broke out over a disputed piece of land, where the muslim community was building a mosque.

Members of the local minority community claim that the disputed land belongs to them, while members of the majority community claim it belongs to the panchayat.

On Monday night, members of the majority community allegedly attacked minorities in the village torching vehicles and a dozen houses. The two sides later resorted to stone pelting, during which some people were reported injured.

The local police has registered an FIR against 20 residents of the village and a massive hunt has been launched to trace and arrest them.  Clashes left the minority community scared and the local administration had to accommodate them at the Ballabgarh city police station to extend police protection to them.

The site where the mosque was being built has been in dispute however members of the minority community commenced building after they took the dispute to court and received a judgment in their favour.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Mayıs 2015, 09:45