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20 Feb, 39 tweets, 15 min read
A long thread on Relig¡ous Places of Musl¡m's being destr0yed by H¡ndutva terr0r¡sts during #DelhiPogrom.
This is how #HindutvaBurnedDelhi :
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𝟏) 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝, 𝐀𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐤 𝐍𝐚𝐠ar
🔸𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
25th Feb: around 2 pm, an aggressive m0b of 10-12 young boys came, but people of that locality drove them away.
They returned at 3 pm with a larger m0b consisting around 100-150 people.
There was a construction going on outside the masjid, so a lot of stones were collected & p€lted by the mob. They piled up A.C's, coolers, mic systems, books etc. in the middle of the mosque & set them ablaz€, by using petrol b0mbs. The damage caused was around Rs.5 lakhs
𝟐) 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝 𝐅𝐮𝐫𝐪𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐚 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐥 𝐇𝐮𝐝𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐚, 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐣𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐢.
🔸 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
25th Feb: around 6 pm, the mosque was attacked by a m0b & tried to enter the Mada®sa, but couldn’t do so as it was locked.
26th Feb:
around 6-7 AM, the m0b broke into the mosque. They destroyed the CCTVs & LLDs first, then atta©ked the mufti who was leading the prayer & dragged him towards the gate, assau|ting him until he was half d€ad. An 85-year old man was b€aten & both his hands were brok€n.
P0lice personnel in uniform first set ablaze a small office room in Madar$a.
They threw in cyl¡nders & managed to d€stroy CCTV footage From this room, substantial amount of money was lo0ted/bu®nt.
Total damage/loot at this madarsa was around 55 lakh rupees as per the management.
𝟑) 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐥 𝐔𝐥𝐨𝐨m - Gokulpuri
🔸 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
24th Feb : The whole colony was evacuated when the v¡olence began.
25th Feb :
the m0b p€lted stones in the morning & by evening, the Masjid was set ablaze.
26th Feb : sm0ke could still be seen e®upting from the minarets of the mosque. gas cy|inders were thrown inside the Mosque at around 5 AM.

27th Feb : more than 2 CNG
cy|inders bl€w up inside the structure. Iron gates were
st0len from the Masjid & CCTV camera's were de$troyed
The mob was chanting “Ja¡ S®i
®am” & were carrying r0ds in their hands.
Loss & damag€ to the structure along with the l0ot were of more than 1.5 crore rupees.

Here's an photograph of one of the fallen walls of the mosque 👇.
𝟒) 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐚𝐛𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐫, 𝐁𝐡𝐚𝐣𝐚𝐧𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐚
🔸 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
25th Feb: Around 12 PM when Nobody was inside the Mazaa®, the perp€trators surrounded it from all sides. Though they weren't from the locality, they recieved help from the residents.
They were young boys
shouting, “Yeh Musalman0 ki hai, yeh todo pehle” [this belongs to Mu$lims, b®eak it first], They said, “Yeh H¡nduon ka ilaka hai” [This is H¡ndu locality]
One of the perpetrat0rs of this crime was this teen who's roaming free & the vict¡m's are impr¡soned
They used ir0n rods, hamm€rs, petrol b0mbs and all this occurred on 25th Feb. According to the managers of Shr¡ne, more than 90% of the structure was bu®nt down & the cost of the damag€ was estimated as Rs. 3 Lakh.
Before. After
𝟓) 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐲𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐉𝐲𝐨𝐭𝐢 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐲
🔸 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
There was a room situated in the far right corner of the place which the m0b ®azed to ground as they br0ke into it. The walls of the g®aveyard were demolished, grav€s put on f¡re, properties t0rched
The place stood intact since 1983. Even during the 1984 v¡0lence, this Muslim qabr¡stan was unt0uched.
This was the first time that this place has seen such d€struction. This is a mixed commun¡ty area where H¡ndus are in a larger in number as compared to Musl¡ms.
𝟔) 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐡𝐦𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐚, 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐣𝐮𝐫𝐢 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐬
🔸 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
In this area, v¡olence began on 23rd–24th Feb, but the Masj¡d & Madrasa building was attacked on 25th
Feb around 10-11 AM.
The m0b entering the gate forced the |mam of the mosque to
say, “Ja¡ S®i ®am”. They climed a terrace to reach the top of the Masjid. 2 H¡ndus, personally known to the |mam for the last 30 years, were leading 15-20 others in a m0b & pe|ted stones, petr0l b0mbs at the masjid.
Gas cylinders were thrown inside & set on f¡re, the neighborhood supplied cy|inders to the M0b. Floor of the mosque was demoli$hed. Around 2 lakh rupees were stolen, while the damag€ was estimated as 15 lakh rupees.
The madar$a and its students hostel were also l0oted & bu®ned
𝟕) 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝 & 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐚 𝐀𝐛𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐁𝐮𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢, Tyre market, 𝐆𝐨𝐤𝐮𝐥𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐢
🔸𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
23rd Feb: around 7 PM, everyone left the tyre market due to the communa| tension. A m0b attack€d the market around 8 PM and br0ke into it's mosque.
The market kept bu®ning for 3 days continuously, from 24th to 26th Feb. The F¡re brigade was also atta©ked by the m0b. The shop owners who came back to check their property were also attack€d with st¡cks, & their vehicles were damag€d. The mob was shouting “Ja¡ Sr¡ ®am”.
The p€rpetrators live-streamed & uploaded videos of themselves committing v¡olence on social media. They were openly carrying sw0rds & other weap0ns as well as gas cy|inders, petr0l & chem¡cals. They br0ke open shutters &
bu®nt the shops as well as the Mosque inside the market.
𝟖) 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝 𝐔𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐪, 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐆𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚
🔸𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
The v¡olence continued for 2 days - 24th & 25th Feb. The Masjid looks more like a room & didn’t have minarets or other obvious symbols to signify that it was a Masjid.
Only those who knew the area intimately could know that it was a Masjid. st0nes were hu®led; petr0l b0mbs & gas cy|inders were b|asted to bu®n the Masjid by loca| h¡ndus. The floor, the ceiling & the walls are fully damaged which require repair of about 3 lakh rupees.
𝟗) 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝, 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐯 𝐕𝐢𝐡𝐚𝐫
🔸𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
25th Feb: the perpetrators came at 11 PM & broke the lock of the Masjid. A person named Mohd. Wakeel was standing near the M0sque & was atta©ked with ac¡d due to
which he lost both his eyes.
The goons who atta©ked the mosque were wearing helmets and were a®med with w€apons. They were chanting slogans of “Ja¡ Shr¡ ®am”. The p€rpetrators were a®med with pointed weap0ns, gas cy|¡nders, petr0l b0mbs & ac¡ds. They were fully equipped & they set the mosque ab|aze.
The interior of the Masjid was totally bu®nt. Pillars of the mosque were completely damaged & windows were shattered and bu®nt. Copies of Quran and other books were set on f¡re. The Madarsa attached to the Masjid was also destroy€d. The damage is estimated around rs. 40 lakh.
𝟏𝟎) 𝐀𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐲𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝, 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐯 𝐕𝐢𝐡𝐚𝐫
🔸𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
25th Feb: after Maghrib, people in p0lice uniform approached.
Oddly, they were wearing slippers and helmets. There were two persons inside the Mosque & the m0b attacked it by shouting “Ja! Shr! ®am”.
They broke the locks of the Masjid, destroy€d the interiors & set it ablaz€. Cylinders which were used to b|ast & demol¡sh the structure were found inside the Masjid. As a result of the impact, the floor tiles were broken & electrical equipment was completely d€stroyed.
The Maktab/Madarsa adjacent to the mosque was also damaged. Damages have been estimated as Rs. 15-20 lakh.
𝟏𝟏) 𝐓𝐚𝐲𝐲𝐚𝐛𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝, 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐯 𝐕𝐢𝐡𝐚𝐫
🔸𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
25th Feb: 2PM the perpetrators started p€lting st0nes at the mosque. They numbered close to 2.5k-3k, covering their faces & wearing helmets. There were around 60-70 Musl¡ms inside the Masjid.
Even though the door of the mosque was locked from inside, the m0b managed to enter the building by breaking the doors & started damaging the mosque immediately. The attackers raised slogans of “Ja¡ Sr¡ ®am” & taunt€d the v¡ctims that they had come to
give them “azadi”(freedom)
The attacker$ managed to lo0t an amount of Rs. 1.5 lakh & thereafter hurled CNG gas cyl¡nders into the mosque to set it ab|aze. The masjid was damaged on multiple levels: tiles & walls were broken & many books were bu®nt. the estimated damage to the mosque stands at Rs. 6.5 lakh.
𝟏𝟐) 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐢 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝, 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐥 𝐍𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐫
🔸𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
24th Feb: the Masjid was atta©ked around 6 pm by a m0b of 200-250 people chanting “Ja¡ Shr¡ ®am.” They l0oted whatever they could & burnt the Masjid along with 100 copies of the Quran.
The vict¡ms informed that they had made several calls to the p0lice, but they didn't respond. Although a few p0lice officials did arrive later, they only saw the situation and left, without doing anything further. In spite of the complaint, no FIR has been registered yet.
𝟏𝟑) 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐮𝐥𝐚 𝐁𝐚𝐤𝐬𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐚 𝐓𝐚𝐲𝐲𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐥 𝐔𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐦, 𝐀𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐤 𝐍𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐫.
🔸𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 :
25 Feb : around 1 PM, The p€rpetrators arrived had their faces covered so they were unrecognisable.
They were a®med with m€tal r0ds, petrol b0mbs, kn¡ves, sw0rds, hamm€rs & cy|inders. They
managed to bu®n down the masjid with petr0l. The v¡ctims informed that, having bu®nt down the masjid and receiving information that some
Muslims lived in the adjacent houses ++
++they quickly moved to atta¢k these Muslims.They also bu®nt the two wheelers vehicles parked outside. People could barely see each other
amidst the sm0ke & had to jump out from their houses in order to escape. The attack continued for 2 hours until the p0lice arrived at 3 PM++
++The SHO had also come with a minibus and they were able to rescue 17 members from three families.The damage$ sustained were so extensive that even the walls and pillars of the structure of the mosque have crumbled. The losses could be around Rs. 50 lakh.
Apart from the masjid, seven out of the nine adjacent shops were also l0oted & then set on f¡re. The p€rpetrators l0oted everything: coolers, inverters, electrical appliances, carpets, fans,
iron-gates, furniture, kitchen tools, & washing machines.
There was not even a single penny given by the government to reconstruct these mosques.
This is the list of mosques, shrines, madarsas and qabristans attacked during the p0grom :

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