Aligarh has a town called Tappal. Remember the gory murder of two-year-old Twinkle Sharma by neighbour Aslam? In same Tappal, a Hindu colony in Muslim-majority Nurpur village has put up houses on sale, en masse

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2. Rajvir says that even though there has been a latest incident where the majority population in village stopped them from organising baraat near mosque, the harassment is routine
Gyanwati, a Jaatav by jaati like most Hindu residents, says the majority population in the village demeans them for being Hindus
Sher Singh says their entire biradari is prepared for palayan (exodus, which English media calls migration)
Manoj kumar, like several residents, say the local majority population asks them to convert to their religion
Police have booked 11 people for the incident on 26 May, where a baraat was targetted
I visited Tappal in 2019 after baby Twinkle's murder. This is the report…
The suspects in Nurpur case have been booked under these IPC sections
Please note that these testimonies have not been recorded by me. A local sent me these

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Hello @DCPDwarka. The minor girl and the family just called me. They said IO Manisha, who took over the case from IO Rajkumar, is harassing the girl by calling her a liar and making her give her 164 CrPC statement again and again. I have recording of this conversation
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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
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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.

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