New Delhi, April 19 (KMS): A lawyer from Delhi has asked the Indian Supreme Court to form a committee to ensure an impartial inquiry into the Jahangirpuri violence.
Indian media reported that Advocate Amritpal Singh Khalsa said Delhi Police’s investigation was biased and communal.
Hindutva goons had attacked the Muslims during a Hindu procession in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area on Saturday. Several persons, mostly Muslims, were injured in the violence. So far, the police have arrested 21 people of whom 16 are Muslims, the Indian media reported. Two juveniles were also apprehended in the matter.
Khalsa on Monday told the Chief Justice NV Ramana that this was the second time that communal riots had broken out in Delhi in two years.
“[…]and on both occasions, members of the minority community are being blamed,” she said. “This court even admonished [the] Delhi Police for their failure to stop [the] riots in 2020.”
The anti-Muslim riots had broken out in North East Delhi between February 23 and February 26, 2020 after the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. At least people, most of them Muslim, were killed and hundreds were injured in the violence carried out by Hindutva goons.
Hindutva mob also burned the vehicles and other belongings of Muslims during the Jahangirpuri violence.
The Jahangirpuri violence took place after similar clashes were reported across the country during processions of a Hindu festival Ram Navami on April 10. Two people had died and several others were injured in the violence that broke out in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Goa.