Minority Commission notice to Delhi top cop
Newly-appointed Delhi Minority Commission Chairman Dr Zaffarul Islam Khan on Friday issued notice to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik over threat calls received by social activist Shabnam Hashmi.
Hashmi runs the NGO 'Pehchaan', in addition to giving lessons to women school dropouts and teaching them sewing in Jaitpur in south east Delhi.
On July 14, a person, who identified himself as a Delhi Police sub-inspector Sandeep Malik, reportedly called one of her students' husband and asked him to come to Lajpat Nagar police station.
When Hashmi called the person to inquire the reason, he started abusing her and threatened her.
The man claimed that a plan to "surround and kill" those who did not have an Aadhaar card or other identity proof had been launched.
The conversation was recorded by Hashmi on her mobile phone, which she handed over to the police.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Minority Commission also expressed his anguish over the hate crime taking place in the national Capital in the name of cow vigilantism. He said that any type of hate crime is intolerable in a civilised society.
Khan said that the Commission is a "quasi-judicial body", but it can take notice about mishap occurring to any person from a minority.
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