Muslim merchants in Sadar bazaar space shut retailers as Gurugram is painted saffron

Sumedha Sharma
Tribune News Service
Gurugram, August 5

Out to rejoice the laying of basis stone of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, varied organisations went forward portray Gurugram saffron for the day.

While it remained a jubilant celebration in varied pockets, stress gripped Jama masjid space in Sadar bazaar the place a Nuh resident was brutally thrashed by a mob on suspicion of carrying beef a couple of days in the past.

Out to rejoice the ‘historic’ day, varied Hindu outfits and native dealer associations went forward not simply placing saffron balloons however even began enjoying excessive quantity music in the present day morning elevating slogans in opposition to cow slaughter and empowered Hindu and so on.

Scared of a tiff, the native meat sellers and different merchants selected to maintain their retailers shut.

“We are still not out of shock of what happened that day. The man was thrashed brutally with hammers and police stood spectator at ‘naka’. The accused have not been arrested so we are scared of any crime of prejudice. We had a meeting and all Muslim traders decided to shut shops,” stated Omar, a neighborhood meat provider.

“They began instigating us with music and slogans enjoying on loudspeaker. They even put balloons on our retailers at night time. We will not be in opposition to something nevertheless it’s our selection our retailers. We approached our leaders they usually requested us to keep away from any hassle or controversy in order

they deliberate celebrations and marches we determined to close retailers,” added one other dealer Bismil Qureshi.

“This is an everyday characteristic within the BJP regime and daily the humiliation and menace to Muslim neighborhood is rising even in a metropolis like Gurugram. There isn’t any concern of legislation and communal crime shouldn’t be taken significantly. The merchants are scared as native Hindu outfits got here to

harass them and majority of instances no motion is taken. The current tried mob lynching has left us all scared and police ought to have been extra cautious whereas permitting enjoying of instigating music or marches within the website the place Nuh resident was attacked,” stated Nuh MLA Aftab Ahmed.

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