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#Thread on visit to #Muzaffarnagar, UP with @harsh_mander @natashabadhwar @JohnDayal @Sandeep_Saurav_ & many others.
In short: @UPPolice, PAC, RAF are the "rioters" - दंगाई - here, targeting & trashing Muslim homes (see video). Will try & post videos/pics as Internet allows
RAF was also involved in this destruction of Muslim homes singled out for being prosperous. One left his blue cap behind. Police, PAC, RAF doing this said, "Muslims will be thrown out of India, don't damage the floor or walls, after all, all this will one day belong to us"
Look at these images. Not a single plate or cup or shelf has been left whole. Each & every thing has been broken, under pretext of a "flag march" by PAC, RAF, police. In this home, there was only a woman with 3 children at night when the forces stormed in & trashed it.
Images from another Muslim home, with a sawmill. It too has been trashed fully, a man dragged off, arrested, forced to sign to possession of guns, a teenage boy detained & tortured for 2 days, a young girl's head badly injured when she tried to protect her uncle
Those hands are the hands of an artist, a कारीगर, who sweated to buy a sawmill, creates wooden furniture. The old man sobbed for his attested son & his destroyed world. His Hindu tenants say he's always helped them in need, & what's done to him is "महा अन्याय", a great injustice
The next few tweets are pics from a Shia school, hostel first set up in 1929. The whole place has been ransacked by police & plainclothes men wielding sharp weapons. Not a vehicle or window pane is whole.
CCTV cameras were smashed & their records stolen by the marauding police. A stopped clock shows this violence happened at 4.30 pm (on 20 Dec). Hostel rooms ransacked, 16 students dragged from their rooms, arrested, still in jail. They were not in any protest.
In the school/hostel offices, a broken almirah, the lock of which reads मेरा भारत महान (My India is great), piles of glass, smashed printer & picture frames. The Saadat hostel here is a a quiet green place where Hindus join Muslim friends for "group study"
Bloodstains on the ground, still, at the Saadat hostel and school. A contrast to the quiet greenery of the place, the ashram vibe of a place of study. #वर्दी_वाला_गुंडा #UPMeinGundaRaj
The young girl injured by the police still has nightmares, waking up screaming that the police are going to kill her and her family. Entire family in tears & trauma. Every possession in pieces. #वर्दी_वाला_गुंडा #UPMeinGundaRaj #UPpolice
There are several other homes ransacked in the same way by police. Also, in the presence of @UPPolice, BJP men led mobs which torched, vandalised Muslims' shops at Meenakshi Chowk, Dena Bank building, cars belonging to ex MP Syeduzzama. Photos appeared in papers.
Shop owners filed complaints naming a BJP man by the alias "Bobby" (seen in pic in paper circled in red), but @UPPolice told them no named FIRs are being accepted. You can get compensation but don't try to get the communal rioters punished, they're told.
Note that not a single Hindu person, or shop, or home has been torched or attacked or harmed. Some stone pelting by protestors - maybe. But the police has NOT acted against actual communal rioters who told Muslim shop owners "Katuey, Pakistan jao" (circumcised fellows, go to Pak)
Instead all we saw were "wanted" notices of poor Muslim boys and men, with rewards announced for information about them or for their capture! And police has itself acted as the biggest rioters, biggest दंगाई. #वर्दी_वाला_गुंडा
Now, in light of the above thread, read this tweet by the UP CM, triumphantly gloating that he is great because "rioters" are demoralised, weeping, will have to pay, have been put in their place etc. @UPPolice force is a mob, its leader is @myogiadityanath @myogioffice
I'll sign off for tonight, underlining this fact: over & over again in #Muzaffarnagar, @UPPolice has openly flaunted the communal script of NPR-NRC-CAA that PM Modi denies. They've told Muslims they'll be sent to Pakistan, their properties will be seized & handed over to Hindus.
The #वर्दी_वाला_गुंडा Meerut SP Akhilesh Singh is no exception. He was merely caught on video saying & doing what @UPPolice with @myogiadityanath @myogioffice approval is saying, doing all over UP. Courts, media, NHRC, etc all have failed us. Democracy is being killed.
On 30 December, Left parties @cpimlliberation @cpimspeak & others are organising countrywide protests demanding the resignation of @myogioffice @myogiadityanath. Pl join us. Pl organise your own protests. No protest is too small. Raise your voice. #UPMeinGundaRaj
#Kristallnacht for India's Muslims. Piles of broken glass everywhere, the aftermath of Muslim homes, shops, vehicles were smashed by police, paramilitary & Sanghis in UP. That's what Nazis & paramilitary did to German Jews in 1938. Next step was the concentration camps.
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