A video from a Chhattisgarh village is being broadly circulated the place villagers could be seen taking a pledge to boycott Muslims. The police mentioned they’ve traced the one that organised it, however haven’t discovered the involvement of any political celebration or spiritual group
“We Hindus is not going to purchase items from any Muslim shopkeeper, is not going to promote or lease our land to any Muslim,” the residents of Kundikala village in Sarguja district, could be heard saying within the video.
“We Hindus pledge to purchase from distributors coming to our villages solely after ascertaining their faith. We additionally pledge to not work as labourers for them,” they’re heard saying.
Officers mentioned the video surfaced after a brawl between residents of two villages — Kundikala and Aara — on January 1.
On New Yr’s Day, some boys of Aara village had come to Kundikala for a picnic and clashed with the native males.
Later within the night, greater than 10 individuals from Aara — led by Iliyaas, a member of the native authorities — got here in bikes and an SUV, entered the home of a neighborhood, Birendra Yadav, and assaulted his household.
Everybody in the home, together with Birendra Yadav’s minor niece, was injured.
The police got here quickly after and arrested the assailants. They have been accused of rioting, obscene act, voluntarily inflicting harm, legal intimidation and trespass. However quickly after, they obtained bail from the court docket.
The villagers alleged that the minor lady was additionally assaulted by the attackers however they received bail because the police failed to use the related sections.
After the accused received bail, a whole lot of villagers held an illustration exterior the Lundra police station and raised slogans towards the police.
Later the villagers later took the oath, pledging to sever all ties with Muslims.
Amit Kamble, the Superintendent of Police in Surguja, denied the involvement of any political celebration or spiritual group within the incident. He mentioned they’ve obtained the video yesterday and have recognized the one that made them take the oath. However to this point they haven’t discovered him to be linked to any political celebration or proper wing group.
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