Please keep Muslims away from our locality: Vadodara residents in a letter to municipal body

Kapurai is a neighbourhood in Vadodara. The Vadodara Municipal Corporation is due to move in some 300 displaced families, mostly Muslims, there.

Please keep Muslims away from our locality: Vadodara residents in a letter to municipal body
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Ahmedabad: Residents of a locality in Gujarat's Vadodara have sent a letter to the municipal corporation asking it not to go ahead with the planned move to relocate some 300 Muslim families there.

Kapurai is a neighbourhood in Vadodara. The Vadodara Municipal Corporation is due to move in some 300 displaced families, mostly Muslims, there after their homes in Suleiman Chawl were demolished.

However, Kapurai residents are protesting against the move and have said in the letter to the municipal body that letting Muslims move into their locality will “hamper the peace-loving nature here”, a report in The Indian Express said on Thursday.

The letter further states that Muslims' “daily activity involves assaulting and abusing”.

On Tuesday, the municipal corporation had demolished over 300 clustered homes in Suleiman Chawl as part of its ‘Slum Free Vadodara’ campaign.

Just a day ago, the civic body had conducted a draw of lots to choose homes for 218 families, who are being relocated under the Basic Services for Urban Poor housing scheme, the daily reported.

However, the demolition of homes had led to violence with some of the residents reportedly setting on fire a police chowki, a city bus and 10 two-wheelers. Police had to use force to quell the violence.

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