A series of protests against abusive statements made by the BJP leaders against the Prophet Muhammad started abruptly after Friday prayers yesterday, which continued on Saturday in some parts of the country.
Protests erupted in most parts of the country on Friday, including in the states of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kashmir and southern India, during which violence erupted in several areas. Police opened fire on the protesters in Ranchi and killed two people in the shooting.
However, Arrests continue in Uttar Pradesh after violent demonstrations after Friday prayers. Public authorities Prayagraj also released an order to activist Afreen Fatima’s family on Friday that their home would be demolished on Sunday.
The house of a Muslim politician is also being demolished in Prayag Raj on Sunday after the houses of two Muslims were demolished by the authorities in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The politicians are accused of fomenting violent protests on Friday over blasphemy.
In the videos shared on social media, the exterior of the house of Javed Mohammad, a politician belonging to Prayag Raj, can be seen falling with the help of a bulldozer. Police allege that Javed Mohammad is the ‘mastermind’ of Friday’s protests. It is believed that two people were killed in these demonstrations in Prayagraj.
Fatima’s house razed
It was June 11 when the family received a notice to demolish Fatima’s house, after which police apparently tried to persuade the family to leave immediately. A team of police arrived at their home on the night of June 11 and threatened to bulldoze the family.
Officials harassed family members and told them to leave immediately, and if not, they would return at 2 a.m. and evacuate their home. Javed Mohammad and his family received a notice referring to the illegal construction of their house. On which the Imam declared the notice baseless. he said
The municipal agency alleges that the ground floor and first-floor constructions of Javed Mohammad’s residence are illegal and a demolition notice was given a few hours ago.
According to NDTV, a notice outside Javed Mohammad’s residence claimed that he had not responded to the demolition notice sent in May this year.
Javed Mohammad, leader of the Indian Welfare Party and a leader in the anti-CAA protests, was named a key conspirator by Uttar Pradesh police along with 10 others and was taken into custody from his Karelian residence on Friday. Family members said his wife and daughter were also detained later that day.
Police say Javed Mohammad called on Friday to protest the BJP leaders’ controversial statements about the Prophet. The family has now been notified of the demolition of his residence. Police are reportedly working to force the family to leave their home, as several members of his family are currently in the home.
Uttar Pradesh police arrested Mohammed on Saturday for allegedly plotting violent protests against insulting statements by two Bharatiya Janata Party members against the Prophet Muhammad, according to The Hindu. Some protesters in the Atala Prayagraja area pelted police with stones after Friday prayers.
Senior police superintendent Ajay Kumar said Mohammed had also consulted with his daughter Fatima about the protests.
In the video, Fatima said that the police came to her home without a warrant and took her father into custody, according to Maktoob Media. She also said that the police detained her mother and sister and that she did not know their whereabouts. “My younger sister is only 19 years old, and my mother has diabetes,” she added.
Afren Fatima claims in the video that Prayagraja police came without a warrant or official letter and detained her father. “We are writing this out of concern for the safety of my father Javed Mohammad, my mother Parveen Fatima and my sister Sumayya Fatima, who were abducted by the Allahabad police last night.
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Who is Afreen Fatima?
Afreen Fatima is a former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and a leading student activist of the university. She is also the former president of the Aligarh Muslim University Women’s College Student Union.
Afreen Fatima was one of the most active activists during the 2019 CAA / NRC protests in the Shaheen Bagh area of Delhi, which lasted for months. It has also raised issues related to the female Muslim community, such as the hijab controversy.
Afrin, an elected student leader of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union and a prominent figure in the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) movement, is currently the National Secretary of the Student Wing of the Welfare Party of India, the fraternal movement.
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