MEERUT: Hindu extremists in India after being given a nod by Prime Minister Narendra Modi have burnt down 250 houses of Muslims and other communities in minority.
Local administration, members of Cantonment board and police on March 6 had initiated an anti-encroachment drive aiming to clear all temporary settlements in the slum areas of the city.
In the name of Anti-encroachment action in India’s city of Meerut, homes of several minorities particularly Muslim families have been set on fire with their goods burnt down in flames as election days come nearer.
Residents of the Bhusa Mandi, on this occasion, have claimed that police attacked their bustee, not only did firing during their operation but also resorted to brutality with several men and women.
On the other hand, police have alleged area residents of throwing stones on them. Police have also claimed that the house owners had themselves set their homes on fire to defame police. Four people were arrested by Police for ‘turmoiling’.
According to police, area residents damaged dozens of cars, motorcycles and eight buses, but later the situation was brought under control. The local administration has directed to carry out court investigation on the matter.