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NCMs Visit to Muzaffarnagar (19th September, 2013)

A petition had been received by this Commission from a number of residents of districts Muzaffarnagar and Shamli of Uttar Pradesh, a delegation of whom from the districts of Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baghpat, Meerut and Saharanpur, led by Advocate Supreme Court Shri Naushad Ahmad Khan, himself from village Harpal Chowki, Dist. Muzaffarnagar, and Shri Anis Ex-Minister (Minorities) State of Maharashtra called on the NCM on 10/9/2013 forenoon. They stated a) Over 200 Muslims have been killed in the riots starting on 5 th Sept. 2013. There

were pressures from the administration to have the dead bodies buried without post mortem (so as to minimize the figures). b) Slogans like Ya Pakistan Ya Qabristan (Either Pakistan or the graveyard) were

shouted by Jat mobs. c) Over 20,000 Muslims were reported displaced at that time. Those camping in

open spaces like Idgah and madrasas are without food and water and their condition is pathetic.

They described the genesis of the crisis which they said was different to that appearing in the press, leading up to the Maha Panchayat of Oct 7, 2013 held despite prohibitory orders u/s 144 Cr PC, which were not enforced. Those said to have been present were BJP MLAs, S/Shri Hukum Singh, Suresh Rana, Bhartendu Singh and Sangeet Singh Som, former Congress MP Harendra Malik and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leaders Naresh Tikait and Rakesh Tikait. Slogans of Ya Pakistan Ya Qabristan were shouted . 31 people were stated to have been subsequently killed in four villages alone, namely Lank, Lisarh, Bahawadi, and Phugana, all in PS: Phugana. The Station Officer

Phugana was reported to have been prejudiced and hostile, and wherever he sent his forces, riots were further triggered(This officer stands transferred) They however praised the actions of DIG Saharanpur, Shri Sudhir Kumar Srivastava who was said to have saved hundreds of Muslims and also the SP Shamli Shri Abdul Hameed who maintained law and order (incidentally both also stand transferred).

Flag marches by the Army were not much help, for, on the arrival of the military, they would be assured by the village Pradhan, usually from the Jat community, that all was well, but immediately after the flag march things would revert to chaos, and on the moving of the units to different localities murder and arson would resume.

The delegation requested the NCM to approach the appropriate authorities, including Prime Minister in this regard. Accordingly, Minister Minority Affairs met with the delegation, and subsequently with PM and Chairman spoke to CS UP Jawed Osmani, addressing a letter summarising developments to Hon'ble CM Akhilesh Yadav. NCM also addressed the Home Secretary UP in this regard.

After the discussion this Commission was of the view that while these allegations and reports merit close investigation, preferably at the level of a Judicial Commission, which we learned later has been appointed, urgent steps needed to be taken on the following, on which we addressed a letter to Honble CM, UP vide our D.O.No.M/DL/303/203/2013 dated September 12, 2013: 1. There was little doubt that the first priority was that killing must stop. Since there

was a complaint that the Police Stations were unresponsive to calls, we had suggested to Chief Secretary Shri Jawed Osmani that helplines might be established preferably in the offices of DMs/SDMs and Tehsildar, which can pass on information to the police and send help where needed. We learned that this had subsequently been done. 2. Food and water must be made available to thirsty and starving refugees. It is

learned from Chief Secretary, UP, that the Government of UP had initiated action on this requirement on 11/9. 3. Dead bodies hastily buried would require to be exhumed and post mortem

conducted to establish criminal liability 4. We urged that FIRs must be launched in regard to those killed.

We decided to follow up with a visit to affected areas once satisfied that the situation was under control. Accordingly, The National Commission for Minorities comprising the Chairman, Mr Wajahat Habibullah and all members Mr K.N Daruwalla, Dr Ajaib Singh
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and Mt T. N. Shanoo visited riot affected villages in Muzaffarnagar district on 19 th September to get a first-hand account of the events as well as to inspect the relief camps and look at the rehabilitation measures.

On arrival at the PWD Inspection Bungalow, Muzaffarnagar the

Commissioner and

Saharanpur who is in charge of the three districts of Saharanpur, Shamli

Muzaffarnagar and the senior district officials including the DM Kaushal Raj Sharma and SP Praveen Kumar of Muzaffarnagar and the DIG Range Shri Ashok Jain briefed the Commission on the violent incidents which started on the 27th of August and continued till the intervening night of 7th/ morning of 8th September when curfew was imposed and army was called out. A booklet on the Communal Conflict in District Muzaffarnagar was presented, a copy of which is attached to this report.

Debriefing by administration: The chronology of incidents as told to us was as follows. 27.08.13: Village Kawaal. A Muslim boy, Shah Nawaz was killed by two Jat boys, Sachin Malik and Gaurav Malik, from the neighbouring Jat hamlet Malikpur. As this was a Muslim village, people surrounded the Jat assailants and in turn killed them. There are two versions of the cause: the Jats say that their girls were teased by Shah Nawaz, while the Muslims (including Shah Nawazs father) said that there was a scuffle between Shah Nawaz and the two boys after a minor accident between motorcycle and bicycles. It was claimed that Shah Nawazs father that his son worked and lived in Chennai, and was visiting family. 28.08.13 People returning after the cremation of the Jat boys, set fire to a hutment and a hut in a brick kiln, and damaged 27 houses in village Kawaal. 29.08.13 The Shiv Mandir in v. Kawaal was damaged and stone throwing was exchanged between Muslims and Jats. 30.08.13 A Muslim gathering (Jan Sabha) took place at Shaheed Chowk, Muzaffarnagar. There are different versions of what transpired at this Sabha. NCM is in possession of a CD provided to us subsequently to

support the claim that the Sabha was an appeal for calm and by no means inflammatory. 31.08.13 During the condolence meeting (Shok Sabha) for Sachin and Gaurav, in v. Nangla Mandaur an Alto car in which 6 Amroha Muslims were travelling was over turned and the car burnt in Nangla Mandaur. The 6 occupants were beaten up. 31.08.13 Assault on Muslim youth in Meenakshi Chowk, Muzaffarnagar allegedly at the behest of Mahindra Tragi. Tension in Muzaffarnagar 05.09.13 A Panchayat of Malik Khap was held at Village Lisad, P.S. Phugana, District Shamli. The holding of a Mahapanchayat was announced. BJP called bandh in Muzaffarnagar. 07.09.13 Maha Panchayat (40,000) of Jat Khaps was convened in Nangala Mandaur. Participants in the Mahapanchayat were assaulted en route to Nangal in Muslim majority v. Bassi Kalan, leading to many being injured and rising tension. At the panchayat inflammatory speeches were made. Ansar s/o Wakil of Village Gadi, Daulatpur, P.S. Kandla, Dist. Shamli, Cleaner, who had driven a bus that had transported participants to the Mahapanchayat, was beaten to death. 07.09.13 Jats returning from Mandaur were waylaid by a Muslim crowd at Jolly Canal Bridge P.S. Bhopa, and four other places. Six deaths occurred, that included 2 Muslims. Their tractors and motor cycles were burnt and

dumped in the canal. The violence spread through the night as curfew was imposed by the District authorities in Muzaffarnagar, where shops were burned at the Baghra Tonga stand. 07.09.13 At Meenakshi Chowk, Muzaffarnagar Town, stone throwing and firing took place between Jats and Muslim mobs. Rajesh Verma of IBN TV and Damodar died. Curfew was imposed and the army called in. 08.09.13 Arson and murder broke out, property was damaged in Villages Kutba, Kutbi, Lank, Lisad, Bahawadi, Phugana, Mohammadpur Rai Singh, Kakra, Kharad, Mohammadpur Modern and Atali. 08.09.13 The Army moved into towns of Jansath, Bhorakalan, Shahpur, Phugana, Budhana, Bhopa and other places, to be withdrawn only on 17.9.13.
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Soon after the incidents of 27.8.2013 the DM and SP were transferred. The next team was also transferred within days. DM Kaushal Raj Sharma, who had joined on 28.8.2013 was present in the debriefing. The new SP, Mr Praveen Kumar had joined on 8th September. Both had experience of working in district Muzaffarnagar, having had earlier postings there, as had current DIG, Shri Ashok Jain.

Relief Camps There are 41 relief camps across the District of Muzaffarnagar with 4700 families consisting of 27,192 persons as on 19/8/2013. Some persons were stated to be returning to their villages, admittedly slowly, and the effort of the administration is to ensure their return and ensure their safety. The camps were predominantly Muslim, mainly the landless weavers (bunker) and self-employed artisans who paint on cloth bed sheets, lohars etc.

The population of Muzaffarnagar district is 28-29 lakhs and 45 % are Muslims. As on 19.9.2013 there had been 45 deaths registered, with 29 in Muzaffarnagar, 12 in Shamli, 3 in Meerut, 1 in Hapur and 1 in Saharanpur. Of the 29 deaths in Muzaffarnagar 9 are Hindus and 20 Muslims. 21 persons have been seriously injured and 31 others have received injuries. Three of the seriously injured are in Meerut medical college hospital. In response to our question that we had been informed by the delegation visiting NCM on 10.9.13 that over 200 Muslims had been killed in the riots starting on 5th Sept. 2013, and that there were pressures from the administration to have the dead bodies buried without post mortem (so as to minimize the figures), DIG Jain informed us that all cases brought to their notice had been registered and they had no list of missing persons , which could give rise to the suspicion that such persons were dead.

FIRs Around single major incidents there have been several smaller incidents of assault, arson, looting, burning of houses, and these are being investigated as clubbed FIRs. The State Government has formed a Special investigation Team of 30 inspectors / sub inspectors to investigate the incidents and violence related to the riots. The number of
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FIRs at the time of our visit had crossed over 80. The Deputy Forensic Science lab team has taken DNA samples, pictures of burnt houses destruction etc. In Muzaffarnagar city two persons lost their lives-the journalist and a tellewalla. Nine mosques were damaged in rural areas, and although some shops were burned, no place of worship suffered damage in Muzaffarnagar town.

The total number of persons in camps in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts was reported to be 50,180, of which 16,000 are in camps in Shamli, which are smaller in number but denser in population. The State Government is working on a strategy for the return of the villagers in the following categories: Category 1 Villages where there was no violence but people fled out of fear Category 2: Where total Community has moved out of the village out of fear Category 3 Where people lost property / belongings in violence but there was no loss of life Category 4 Places where there has been loss of life etc. Efforts will start with category one and slowly concentrate on restoring the confidence of those who have lost either property or lives

Kawaal The first stop of the Commission was Kawaal village where the first assault had happened resulting in the death of Shah Nawaz. The Commission met his father who said his son was working with a merchant selling cloth in Chennai and had come on holiday to the village. He said that it all began with a motorcycle accident following which the boys from Malikpur hamlet returned with a group, there was skirmish and his son was stabbed. He insisted that there was no incident with any girl. Malikpur The next stop was the Jat hamlet where the families had lost the two boys, Sachin and Gaurav on 27.8.2013. The father and relatives of the boys spoke about the eve teasing of the girls of the Jat village when they passed through Kawaal on their way to and from school, and how the girls felt unsafe. They agreed that killing Shah Nawaz was wrong, but said the two boys had gone to protect the honour of their sister and were lynched and killed by the mob on 27.8.2013.
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Jolly Canal Bridge The next halt was on the banks of the Jolly Canal Bridge (Thana Bhopa) where six people were killed including three Muslims, The people returning from the Maha Sabha at Nangla Mandaur were attacked by a mob. Their tractors and motorcycles were burnt and thrown into the canal. Three bodies were recovered from the canal and also some burnt tractors and motorcycles. Village Kakra Our next stop was at Kakra village where the gram Pradhan and a group of residents including some with bandages had gathered. There were two deaths from this village, which happened in Purbalian, PO Mansurpur, a village mentioned in the attached report of the administration as having suffered violence on 7.09.2013 consequent on the mahapanchayat, on their return from the mahapanchayat. One person is in coma in Meerut hospital. Kakra has a Muslim population of 1000-1500 families but they had all fled out of fear. The Pradhan was at pains to explain that there had been no violence in the village and nobody had asked the Muslims to leave. The Pradhan was of the firm view that the Mahapanchayat was called for because the Jats needed to unite to protect their women, but he did not understand why the Muslims had fled the village and pleaded that they return. He suspected that they had been given promises of reward in rehabilitation by political elements wishing to exploit the situation, if they left the village. Now he said that there was prevailing insecurity since the village was surrounded by sugarcane fields, in which he suspected intruders lurked. He said that the women were afraid to go to the fields to work. The women, in a separate meeting with JS Ms Esther Kar confirmed this and said they were afraid to send their daughters to schools /colleges. The girls were afraid to go to College in Nangla Mandaur. The Pradhan alleged that there was some attempt to file a false FIR against some persons in the village including him.

The Jat residents were angry that compensation was given allegedly to only one side when they had lost tractors / trucks and also lives. They demanded compensation for the vehicles destroyed and protection for the women and girls so that they could work in the fields and go to college. There was apprehension that only their families will be arrested and that FIRs against the Muslims were being withdrawn. The DIG, escorting
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the NCM, made a note of the prevailing feeling of insecurity in the village. Chairperson on the other hand explained that the apprehension of the Muslim community leading to their flight from the village was understandable in the backdrop of the outbreak of violence. They needed to be reassured of their security before they would agree to return. Chairman also reassured the gathering that whereas the law would take its course all those guilty of perpetrating violence, irrespective of community, would be held to account. Kamalpur ( camp in a temple premises) We were informed that initially there were 58 families having 385 members in the camp, but some of them had returned to the village and on the day of the visit there were 52 families (298 members). They were all Scheduled caste families from Bassi Kalan except one family from Kawaal village, which had moved out. Raw material for foodstuffs was arriving in trucks for the villagers in the camp and community kitchens were being run with the help of volunteers. There was a hand pump and toilets and sanitation appeared satisfactory. There was a team of doctors and PHC workers, who were attending to the two pregnant women and infants in the camp. The CMO had made excellent medical facilities available. The resident stated that they had not been subjected to violence but they had fled their village fearing retaliation. There were also some rumours being spread that they would be settled elsewhere if they did not return. Again their exodus from Bassi Kalan is understandable as that Muslim majority village had been the destination of large numbers of migrants from affected villages, like Kutuba, discussed hereafter who, in the minds of the Dalits could, in the mindless atmosphere prevailing in the District, have nursed desire for revenge against Hindus. As we left Kamalpur it was gratifying to see that the Pradhan and Up Pradhan of Bassi Kalan had arrived to urge the Dalits to return. The Pradhan of Kamalpur welcomed them cordially.

As we left, one young man stepped forward to complain that the camp was being run by local people and at their cost and government had done nothing to assist, Upon this the village Pradhan stepped forward to explain that he himself was receiving the foodstuff from government, but that indeed preparation of the food and its distribution was with the assistance of volunteers.
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Kutuba-Kutbi There were no Jat deaths in Kutuba village but there were apprehensions of arrests being made. The masjid in this village was damaged and set afire and Muslim homes were burnt but some 250 inmates took shelter in a group of houses, which were assaulted by a violent mob, and set on fire, but were rescued by the police led by the local CO Shailendra Lal, who had them transported to the camp at the Madrasa in Bassi Kalan. Eight Muslims were killed in Kutuba of Sadar Police Station. In Kutuba 29 houses and in Kutbi 19 houses belonging to Muslims were destroyed by fire

The Jat women in this area demanded a CBI inquiry into the incidents to ensure a fair probe. They also wanted protection for their families from paramilitary forces. Bassi Kalan (camp in a madrasa) There was a large camp for Muslim families mostly migrant from Kutuba Kutbi and Kheri Patti who had fled their homes after the violence in Kutuba Kutbi and fearing violence in Kheri Patti. The camp was medically well equipped with medicines and Para health workers. Many of the women and children were squatting in the open. Speakers were firm that they will not go back and wanted land and compensation to be provided to them for them to settle elsewhere. Although there was widespread criticism of the police and administration, residents of Kutuba, several of them injured, praised the CO Shailendra Lal for having rescued them, saying that had it not been for him, they could not have survived Tawli village. This camp had received VIP visits and residents were engaged in 'Asr prayer, so NCM proceeded after pausing to satisfy ourselves that facilities were being extended as in other camps visited

Concluding Briefing The tour concluded with a further discussion with the district administration and members of the public, who presented a number of petitions, which are DESCRIBED IN Annexure A and are being separately examined. There were allegations of rape and kidnapping of women, but no names were received, nor had such complaints been made in the villages and camps visited.
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NCM conveyed to the administration that the Commission was of the view that people should be encouraged to return to their homes starting with places where there was no loss of life or property and people had moved out of the village out of fear. This needed to be rectified since any long lasting displacement could lead to estrangement between communities which would undo the harmony built over centuries and would make short shrift of the endeavour towards national integration We emphasised that security must be provided to the women and girls to enable them to go to work or to pursue their education. There should be visible presence of police forces to assure the public in the locality that there is no danger to their lives. All those involved in the killing and the incitement of violence from both sides must be booked and brought before the law. The confidence in the administration had eroded and only swift and prompt action will restore confidence in the administration. The Uttar Pradesh police must be trained in countering false propaganda and rumours through cell phones and fake CDs. Every District is expected to have a riot control scheme, which is required to be regularly updated. This should be observed, particularly in communally sensitive Districts and brought in line with current requirements stemming from the IT revolution A better communication module between the civil administration and the people need to be established to help scotch rumours and false promises being spread. Much of the damage in this case had been done by the unimpeded circulation of wildly exaggerated rumours, which unfortunately had been exacerbated by irresponsible sections of the local press. There were allegations that the food in camps was being provided by village volunteers and not by Government whereas in reality the administration was supplying the raw material CONCLUSION: 1. The immediate transfers of DM and SP within hours of the incidents at Village Kawaal, seem hasty and appear to have been detrimental to the law and order situation. The first new incumbents were said to be new to the District. Fortunately this now stands remedied and NCM would commend the present incumbents for their grip and understanding of the current challenges faced by the public and the administration.
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2. The Mahapanchayat at Nangla Mandaur should not have been allowed. The administration was at pains to explain its inability to prevent it, despite engaging with the Jat leadership, but this explanation is unacceptable. Having said that, it needs be added that the Jats were highly agitated and a confrontation between them and the police could have seen considerable blood spillage. It is regrettable that MLAs addressed the gathering and did precious little to calm passions. Although there appears to have been effective administrative intervention at the Jan Sabha in Muzaffarnagar on 30.8.13 by then newly appointed DM Kaushal Raj Sharma, the mahapanchayat of Oct 7 appears to have seen a supine police response. 3. Fake videos (of allegedly Taliban atrocities in Afghanistan) are said to have been displayed at Jat gatherings and at the Mahapanchayat, and disseminated across the district and neighbouring areas, leading to the combustion of the night of 7.09.13. Such misuse of ICT can now readily go viral through cell phones that are widely owned. Hence the need for training in law enforcement agencies to regulate this phenomenon 4. Much is made of the communal trouble spreading to the rural area for the first time. But the initial spark was lit in the villages and so, because of an apparent lack of preparedness at that level, naturally it became a rural riot. 5. On the other hand, it must be acknowledged that the situation in Muzaffarnagar city was controlled well (with the aid of the army) and casualties were restricted to two, with minimum damage to property.. 6.Jats were very angry with the State Govt., blaming it for being one sided, tying the hands of the police, and manoeuvring FIRs against the Jats. The Muslims on the other hand complained of failure of the administration to protect them, and indeed of police hostility, migrants among them insisting that they be resettled away from their home villages. 7. Tension simmered in most areas when the NCM visited the District. Twenty five Companies of the Para Military were sought in the region. Confidence in the police is obviously shaken, Muslims mistrust the PAC. Although we understand that the CRPF will be needed elsewhere shortly, with the elections round the corner, for the immediate purpose of facilitating return of migrants to their homes
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and extending a sense of security to all sections, it is recommended that the CRPF supported by its RAF be deployed in the District in the coming months. 8. The Administration should not be totally dependent on the Armed Police, and needs to initiate measures like Peace Committees etc. to restore harmony between communities , which were historically not inimical to each other. On the basis of the experience of Mohalla committees in Mumbai, which have successfully shielded Mumbai city from any repeat of an outbreak like that of 1993, it is recommended that such Committees be set up in all villages with mixed populations as a first line of defence from communal outbreak and these Committees be comprised largely of women of all communities, which, subsequent to the restoration of order, should form self-help groups involved also in improving access of the needy to government welfare schemes in the village 8. The Commission of Enquiry announced by the Govt. is a welcome step but it should begin functioning immediately and set itself a deadline (say three months) for submitting a report. A DYSP Shailendra Lal, CO who ordered firing at a mob that was trying to torch houses and kill Muslims cowering in houses in village Kutuba, deserves due recognition for his adherence to the call of duty 9. There were instances of some Pradhans trying to bring about harmony by assuring safety for members of communities constituting a minority in their panchayat who had fled the village to relief camps. They too need to be recognised 10. Two Addl. SPs and about 30 Inspectors and SIs are being deputed as part of a special investigating team to investigate the cases. They may be given a deadline to complete investigations so that the guilty are brought to account and compensation dispensed to those deserving. Keeping in view past experience and reports of various entities following major communal clashes, it is imperative that investigation be thorough and no offender whatever his community or social standing be allowed to walk free. Only such accountability can help restore confidence so tragically eroded in the whole region. 11. In conclusion NCM would strongly recommend speedy rehabilitation of the affected, preferably on the lines recommended under the Communal and Targeted Violence Bill, which is yet to become law, but can be used as a
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guideline. For this purpose, while government might initiate measures to restore a sense of security as suggested at Para 7 and 8 above, local panchayat can play a major role in approaching migrants from their villages, who have not suffered assault or persecution, to return. It is the civil administration which will require taking the lead in so persuading panchayat office bearers,. Steps along these lines have been initiated. However, for such migrants who have suffered loss of life or property, and who informed us that they recognise their assaulters, it will be necessary that those suspected of criminal acts are proceeded against in an open and transparent manner, so that migrants can regain their confidence. In speaking at the migrant camps I had assured agitated residents that nobody could force them to return, but that it was the duty of Government to ensure security to all citizens of India, which all residents of Muzaffarnagar, irrespective of community were, and this must not only be demanded by every citizen, but must also be to his/her satisfaction. Once that is achieved, migrants can be convinced to return to their homes and the first step taken to restoring social harmony.

(Wajahat Habibullah)

(Keki Daruwalla)

(Ajaib Singh)

(Tsering Namgyal Shanoo)

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ANNEXURE A A team of National Commission for Minorities visited Muzaffarnagar on 19.9.2013. During their visit, some representations were handed over to the team. Gist of the representations received is as follows:Sr. Name of the Contents No. Individual/organisation

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Khudai Khidmatgar Delegation

The delegation demanded for all section of societies to maintain peace and perform combined activities on communal harmony in the area, apart from that relief material should be distributed to the affected people as much as possible at the earliest. Further, it be assured that all migrated people staying in the camps should return to their respective places with social assurance. Has demanded economic help and resettlement of the people, who have migrated to other places, by the administration.

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Shri Madan Bhayya Ex-MLA, Bagpat

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Reply of the District Collector, Ghaziabad, in this respect is on file. It is reported that the people who have migrated after the riots from Muzaffarnagar are living in a camp in Islamia Madrasa, Loni. A team of doctors has been deputed and the public convenience has been made available to them. Shri K.M. Shareef, Shri Shareef has desired that the following steps may be Chairman brought to the notice of Central and State Govt. for Popular Front of India bringing justice to the victims and preventing similar incidents in future. i) Cases should be filed and the rioters be arrested immediately. ii) Immediate suspension of the officials who have neglected their duties. iii) Early resettlement of the migrated persons. iv) Rebuild and repair of all the houses and the religious places demolished and damaged during the riots. v) Steps should be taken to locate the missing persons from various villages. vi) Speedy trial of all the riot related cases. vii) Peace committees should be formed Shri Morad Hindustani Has demanded for appropriate compensation for the Chairman, victims and judicial inquiry of the matter. Rashtriya Sarvsamaj Party (India) Shri Dilshad Elahi It is alleged that his sons, although were not involved in the riots, have been arrested by the police on false grounds. He has requested that they should be exonerated
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and release from jail. Shri Mohammed Shahid It is alleged that on 9.9.2013, the police personnel forcibly entered his house and took away his revolver and his brother, who was later implicated under section 151/307/34/504 of IPC. Maulana Jamaluddin He has demanded that the police be instructed to take Qasmi strict action against the accused and control the situation Secy. General strictly. In the memorandum, they have also asked for Jamiat-Ulama Distt. making investigations of the situation which led to the Muzaffarnagar riots and have asked for CBI inquiry of the matter.

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Shri Zia Chaudhary

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Shri Tariq Qureshi

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Shri Mohammed Amir Ansari

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Maulana Mufti Zulfikar Ali, All India Imam Organisation of Mosques

He has demanded for inquiry of the matter as to why the immediate action was not taken by the police and the CUG phones were switched off, how many Masjids were demolished and persons killed. Appropriate compensation should be given to the riot affected persons. He has demanded that the UP Govt. may be directed to bear the expenses of the relief camps made for the victims; medicines should be given to them. Adequate measures to be taken for the rehabilitation of the homeless; pension to be fixed for the dependents of the victims who have died. Jobs should be provided to girls who have been physically assaulted. Further, it is demanded that the CBI inquiry should be made into the whole incident. He has demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter; calls for action against the guilty police officers who have played a negative role during the riots, missing persons should be located and if could not be located should be considered as dead; compensation/govt. job for victims etc. He has demanded that DGP Uttar Pradesh should be dismissed and all the Jat SHOs should be arrested.

These petitions are being separately examined and referred to the appropriate authorities

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