Bharatpur: Police targeted minority community

Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 16:55

Jaipur: An NGO on Monday alleged that Bharatpur violence was due to collusion between police and members of Gujjar community which left eight members of Muslim community
dead and several others injured.

"There are many aspects that point to a collusion between the local people, an aggressive section of the Gujjar community and some local leaders of Hindu outfits," Kavita
Srivastava, general secretary, People`s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Rajasthan, told reporters here.

"Most of the deaths took place inside a mosque, so there is compelling reason to think that one particular community was targeted in firing," she said referring to the findings of
a fact-finding team of the organisation.

Meanwhile, Bharatpur SP Vikas Kumar described the situation as peaceful and said efforts were on to restore normalcy.


First Published: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 16:55
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