Saleem Kassar told the police that “a riotous mob after breaking open the doors of his house with iron rods and dandas, had looted the same and thereafter set it on fire
While security forces had said then that they came under fire and had retaliated, the report stated that there was no threat-to-life to security personnel who had not followed the norms of a marching operation.
The last place where we stayed, the people of the area hated us for being born as Dalits. Day and night, they would try to make us leave,” says the wife.
Such attacks on Muslims are unfortunately not new in India, let alone Uttar Pradesh. Already within the last fortnight, several unsettling hate crimes have been reported in the country.