Posting some video statements of victims of communal violence in Bihar's Purnia, where about a dozen houses belonging to mahadalits were set on fire on night of 19 May. At least one person killed. Recorded by a local journalist
A resident says two policemen (called chowkidars) were posted in the basti following an incident of violence on April 24. They too were attacked
Women from a family that lost a man in the violence narrate what happened
A woman says was beaten up by chain of motorcycle

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22 May
Horrific communal violence in Bihar's Purnia. Over a dozen houses belonging to dalit Hindus set on fire on the night of 19 May. A three-year-old child missing, a man person named Newalal lynched by a mob. All this in middle of a deadly pandemic
About the missing child, the national child commission has taken note and written to Purnia SP for action.
@KanoongoPriyank has talked to the SP about the incident
Three FIRs have been filed from the victim side including by Fakira, son of Newalal. Others are by Pinki Devi and Dinesh. Will bring you the details soon.
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21 May
Another ‘interfaith’ kidnapping

A minor dalit Hindu girl, 15, was taken from Delhi to Assam, brought back and kept in Haryana. Police did nothing citing lockdown. It was her own uncle and father who located and brought her back after a month

My report:…
Going to put out related video statements in this thread.

I met the girl's mama (in red t shirt) and father on 18 May, two days after they found and brought the minor girl back home. They say police did nothing, name IO Rajkumar from Chhawala PS in Dwarka
The girl's father days that IO Rajkumar of Chhawala PS "threatened" him when he insisted that names of suspects - Mehboob Khan and Babul Hussain, among others - be added in complaint
Read 6 tweets
14 May
The 25-YO victim of Tikri rape case recorded a video on 16 April - that is, two weeks before she died in a hospital. She said that one of the farm bill activists, Anil, forced himself on her. But she did not tell anyone because she did not want to harm the farmers’ movement
If you know what the case is about, read the full FIR here…
Read 4 tweets
4 May
And it starts...
In tandem, as always
Such fine coordination
Read 5 tweets
3 May
In Rajasthan, a nagar nigam vehicle in Kota was found playing an audio through loudspeaker that people are dying of Corona because of Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya land dispute

This is disturbing on so many levels
The rest of the video
Is @KotaPolice making the driver a scapegoat?

You can clearly hear the driver saying he has been ‘forced’ to play the audio against his will. He names “Rohit, the supervisor” behind it

Now look at this press note by Kota police. On complaint of Rohit, they arrested the driver!
Read 5 tweets
29 Apr
What's the worst thing you can do to a family that has just lost a young man?

Spread fake news that they didn't come forward to perform his last rites. This viral post that one Mohd Yunus performed last rites of Anubhav Sharma is FALSE

I talked to his family. Report soon
His brother told me they have become a laughing stock. That the family is deeply pained by the false vira posts. That his brother did not even die of corona. That nobody apart from me took the family's version before publishing the lie
Will take a while to write it and release the audio recording. Till then, read a similar report by me last year. The family gave a complaint to the police, but police did not file a case saying there is no police case
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