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SC declines to hear plea on communal clash in Faridabad

SC declines to hear plea on communal clash in Faridabad
A vacation bench, headed by justices Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy, advised the petitioner Shakir Ali to approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court with his plea.

Shakir Ali had pleaded that the Haryana police had registered FIRs against nine <g data-gr-id="29">persons,</g> but had not made a single arrest. “All the accused were roaming freely because of which about 1,000 people belonging to the minority community were scared of returning to the village,” the PIL had said.

Ali, in his plea, had sought compensation for those who suffered injuries in the incident and whose houses were attacked. Besides seeking permission to construct a mosque, Ali also sought security for members of the minority community. However, the displaced people, who were putting up at Ballabgarh police station for nine days, on Wednesday evening, started returning to their houses. 

The condition of the vandalised houses left many in shock. Though a compensation was talked about several times, no official announcement has yet been made as to how would the affected be compensated.

It was decided in a meeting between the two communities that the construction of the mosque would not be hampered any further and that the two communities would now live in peace. Some elders of the village said that the whole incident was not only unfortunate but also did it bring a bad name to the village.

The violence between the communities had started on May <g data-gr-id="33">25,</g> when a group of people of a community opposed the construction of a mosque. The clash elevated to such a level that several houses of the people of the minority community were burnt down which led the victims to flee the village and take shelter at Ballabgarh police station, 15 <g data-gr-id="31">kms</g> away from the village.

Police and RAF have been deployed since May 25, and will continue to be posted for some more time. The police want to be sure that no more clashes break out between the two communities. “Only when a complete condition of peace will be ascertained, will the security personnel be pulled back,” said a police source who is in charge of the deployed forces.


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