In Aligarh’s Babri Mandi, a Muslim-dominated area, some Hindu families have approached the district administration and have requested the authorities to buy their property as they don’t feel safe living in them.
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Aligarh mayor Shakuntala Bharti, who accompanied the families to the district magistrate’s office, said that people belonging to one community were making it difficult for these families to continue living in their houses in the Babri Mandi area.
The most recent case happened few days back when a newly married 19-year-old woman had her sari pulled by men from a different community. The incident led to stone pelting between two groups.
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“They tried to get hold of my ‘pallu’ while I was on the bike (which her husband was riding). They held my neck and dragged me by hair towards a secluded lane. I shouted but no one came to help. When my husband intervened, he was attacked with a knife,” the victim told a newspaper.
According to her, the police recovered the phone, but they could not find out her other items. She also said that the police are refusing to conduct an identification parade.
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As per SP MLA Zafar Alam, the police is misbehaving with women of their community on the pretext of carrying out raids to arrest the accused.
Police are reportedly trying to convince them to change their mind.