Muslim families flee Purola amid far-right Hindu groups’ threats

In the north Indian city of Purola, Muslim families have been forced to abandon their houses and livelihoods following threats from far-right Hindu teams. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal, each affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, issued these threats after an alleged kidnapping attempt involving a 14-year-old Hindu girl on May 26. The incident led to accusations of “love jihad,” an unproven conspiracy concept accusing Muslim men of luring Hindu ladies into relationships to transform them to Islam.
The May 26 occasion has been utilized by Hindu groups to accentuate their movement to rid the Himalayan state of its Muslim group. Following the incident, Muslim retailers were allegedly requested by government officers to shut, and a rally calling for the expulsion of Muslims from the area took place on May 29. Muslim merchants have approached the native administration for help, but their requests have been ignored.
Forbidden have appeared on Muslim-owned outlets in Purola, warning them to depart before June 15, the day the VHP and Bajrang Dal have called for a “mahapanchayat” (grand meeting) within the city. Muslims have referred to as their own “mahapanchayat” on June 18 in Dehradun to protest their concentrating on in Purola. Tensions have reportedly unfold to adjacent towns and villages, with “X” indicators showing on the doorways of some Muslim-owned retailers in Barkot, harking again to the Nazi-era targeting of Jews.
Login required blames the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for permitting Hindu groups to hold rallies the place open calls for violence against Muslims are made. He states that Uttarakhand was beforehand a peaceable state where Hindus and Muslims lived in harmony, but since the BJP authorities took energy, the state of affairs has turn out to be troublesome for the Muslim minority..

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