Bihar govt terrorising Muslim community: LJP
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 22:52
New Delhi: The Lok Janashakti Party on Wednesday alleged that the NDA government in Bihar is "terrorising" the Muslim community on a planned and systematic basis and "vitiating" the communal harmony of the state.

In a memorandum sent to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Ram Vilas Paswan-led party claimed that many instances of harassment, torture and killing of Muslims have been reported recently in the state.

Citing an incident in Farbisganj, located in sensitive Simanchal region close to Bangladesh, the party said,"Communal forces, of late, are getting very active in the area."

"The administration is being increasingly communalised by the NDA government," it said, claiming that the provocative speech of VHP leader Prabeenn Togadia, who recently visited Muzaffarpur, has further "vitiated the communal harmony" in the state.

"We fear that the NDA government in Bihar is moving in a dangerous direction to replicate Gujarat. Attempt is made to divide the sate on communal lines," it alleged.

In the memorandum, LJP also highlighted the June 3 police firing incident of Bhajanpur village in which four villagers, including a 10-month-old and a pregnant woman, were killed.

The party urged the Prime Minister to order an inquiry into the incident by a sitting judge of the High Court or by CBI. It also called for initiating criminal cases against the officials present there at the time of the incident and demanded a compensation of Rs 20 lakh each for the dead and Rs 5 lakh for those injured in the incident.

About 10 persons were injured in the incident which drew flaks from various quarters after TV footages showed policemen crushing an injured lying on the ground with their shoes.


First Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 22:52

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