MEERUT: Greater than 200 Muslim homes had been set on hearth in Meerut metropolis in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh throughout a so-called anti-encroachment drive by native authorities on March 6.
The homes had been gutted in Meerut’s Bhusa Mandi slum. Residents stated the UP police attacked their slum, burnt down their homes, assaulted women and men, and even fired at them.
It unfolded after members of Meerut Cantonment Board together with police reached the world to take away the residents from their homes, who they claimed had illegally encroached upon the land. Irked on the motion, police stated, some inhabitants from the slum started pelting rocks at them and even set the homes on hearth.
Nevertheless, the residents denied the authorities model and blamed the police for torching their homes.
The inhabitants of the burnt homes have been pressured to remain within the open and mourn over their households-cum-ruins. The losses included not simply their properties, however their belongings earned over a lifetime, together with money and valuables they collected for his or her youngsters’s marriage.
Additionally the police have lodged a case in opposition to unknown males, whereas have a dozen Muslim have additionally been rounded up by the regulation enforcers.
A magisterial inquiry has additionally been ordered into the incident.