SDPI & AILC DELEGATION VISITED BIHAR
SDPI sent a central team led by Advocate Sharfuddin Ahmad and other local leaders of Bihar along with leaders of AILC Vice President Sevvilam Parithi (Tamil Nadu), Vice President Adv Khwaja Javeed Yusuf (West Bengal), Adv Haider Ali (Jharkhand), Adv Santosh Jadhav (Maharashtra), Adv Amir Khan (Bihar) and Mr. Firoz Alam to study and make analysis of the aftermath and affects of the communal engineering of Sangh on the population of Muslims in District Samastipur in Bihar. In a day, three persons, one woman and two men were killed. Sarwan Yadav was shot dead before dawn at the tea stall in the village. Nobody could cite the killer due to invisibility.There happened, as reported, a recent feud between Sarwan and Hasnain on account of the laying of public road leading in front of house of Sarwan. A day before the serial killings, Sarwan Yadav used JCB machine to forcibly remove the part of the construction of the raised road near his house that had been completed by Hasnain under the contract with government authorities.There were reportedly amicable relations between both the persons before the dispute arisen regarding the road. Hasnain is locally a well known figure and also wielded influence in the village. He is sitting Deputy Mukhia and had been elected Mukhia twice earlier. There are only seven houses of Muslims in the locality of Adharpur mostly close relatives of Hasnain. As the news of killing of Sarwan spread, people started gathering from the village and by 10 o’clock, and huge crowd of outsiders with saffron gamchas around necks had poured in and around the spot of occurrence from all around chanting communal and provocative slogans against Muslims. It is reported that the crowd was premeditated with plan and started indiscriminate attack on all the houses of Muslims. Mrs Sanowar Khatun, 45 years, the wife of Hasnain was forcibly pulled out from her house caught by hair. She was made bare of her all the clothes and nudely paraded in public. The woman was thereafter taken to an enclosure and repeatedly was sunk with her head into water. Eye witnesses reveal that her breast were cut off with sharp weapon and brutally tortured till her death. The mob continued the violence for whole of the day without any intervention of the Police and before evening the indoctrinated goons had set to fire, looted and razed to ground all seven houses of Muslims killing a woman and man and grievously injuring a senior citizen. Anwar, aged 30, a nephew of Hasnain was caught by the violent mob and he was also brutally done to death on the spot applying all the means of torture and indignity.The Muslm women including daughters of Hasnain, sneaked into the house of Pasi neighbour who in exceptional situations ensured their safety but the mob did not spare the infirm and aged father of Hasnain, causing him grievous and deadly injuries. The police shifted him in unconscious state to the hospital where after several days, he could be restored to the consciousness. The area has recently witnessed visible presence of Bajrang Dal. They hover over the streets and roads with saffron gamchas to make their presence felt and openly engineer hatred against Muslims with impunity. SDPI had organized very huge protests against the injustice, engineered and perpetuated on sheer and collective hate and terrorist acts against Muslims. Three culprits have been arrested by the police but the leading among them are still not brought to book due to political pressure.The continuing sore of pathetic incident is the family of Anwar left after the death of only bread earner for entire family. Deceased Anwar had left behind him an young wife Nusrat Jahan and four minor children, three daughters aged 9, 7, 5 and only son 3 years old. They have been given refuge to a destitute family of father in law of Anwar. The family doesn’t have even a permanent roof over the head. The essential articles for household or even clothes for children are still beyond the reach of the bereaved family. They are urgently in need of compassionate aid from the community.It is unfortunate that Nitish Government has not provided help.