Rajasthan turns epicentre for violence against minorities, alleges BAA

A fact-finding team under the banner of Bhumi Adhikar Andolan (BAA) on Monday alleged that Rajasthan has become the epicentre of the violence against the minority community, citing continuous violence in the name of cow protection, alleged love jihad and encounter killing.The team also said that there was a ”systematic attempt” to brand the entire Muslim community in Mewat region as criminal. The team visited Bharatpur, Alwar, Rajsamand and Udaipur which witnessed lynching and other atrocities against minority community.Addressing mediapersons here, the fact finding team led by CPI(M) Rajaya Sabha MP KK Ragesh, Lok Sabha MP Badrudduzza Khan, an MLA from Bihar, and All India Kisan Sabha leader Mehaboob Alam, former Rajasthan MLA Amra Ram, Kisan Sabha joint secretary Dr Vijoo Krishnan and former MLA and Kisan Sabha finance secretary P Krishnaprasad, senior advocate PV Surendra Nath, advocates Resmitha Chandran and Subhash Chandran, NAPM national organiser Bilal Khan said people have lost faith in the law and order mechanism in the BJP-led Rajasthan government.”The approach of the Collector and Superintendant of Police in Alwar was insensitive and they put forward the narrative of the Gau rakshaks,” the team alleged.The leaders also pointed out that even the villages in Mewat region did not witness any communal violence, and there were attempts to communally polarise and brand minorities as ‘cow thieves’.”We found high degree of prejudice against minorities among topmost revenue and police officers in Alwar, where repeated incidents of killing of diary farmers took place,” the team said. The team also said that a detailed report of the fact-finding mission will be released and the issue will be raised in and outside Parliament.

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