Compromise over attempt to vitiate communal peace in East Delhi
AMN / New Delhi
A procession styled as “Akhand Bharat March” was organised in Mandawli area of East Delhi on 1 April. The procession stopped in front of a mosque and madrasa where it danced waving swords, burst firecrackers and raised provocative slogans. This activity was disseminated live through social media. Delhi Minorities Commission issued a notice to the area DCP to reply as to what action was taken against this procession and its organisers. Now area DCP has informed DMC that this procession was organised on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti and its organiser had asked for police protection to the procession and the same was provided.
The reply further said that the local police station of Madhu Vihar has received a number of complaints about this procession. The reply added that a meeting of madrasah & mosque people and the local RWA was held at the police station where it was decided that since “no untoward incident took place,” they gave it in writing that they do not wish to pursue the matter as the complaint filed by them was just “informative”… Hence no action was taken on the complaint. The reply added that the area beat staff has been briefed “to remain more vigilant towards such activity, if any”…
Chairman of DMC Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan said that this is an example of how local police buries such issues. He appealed to the public not to withdraw their complaints in serious matters because such leniency only encourages the goons to continue their unlawful activities in future. DCM RELEASE