It seems that the English mainstream media presented a botched up news of the recent incident in Meerut where it was alleged that the members of Hindu Yuva Vahini barged into the room of a young couple. Here is an interview of Meerut’s Hindu Yuva Vahini head from Scoopwhoop, in which he clearly says that the neighborhood was very annoyed with this man Wasim’s activities and it was them who complained to the police and Hindu Yuva Vahini too. It was the police who barged into the room.
Similar information has come out from this news report by Amar Ujala which clearly says that the neighborhood complained, the police came and barged into the room and interrogated them first. Then, Hindu Yuva Vahini arrived too. Interestingly, this news and another one from Dainik Bhaskar mentions that the boy was wearing kalava / mauli, the sacred Hindu thread on their wrists and called himself by the name ‘sonu’, while he is clearly a Muslim named Wasim. It seems that the neighbors accused the landlord & Wasim of bringing girls to the room every day, which is why they finally complained to police.
According to the police, the girl is from Muzaffarnagar and pursuing her BCA from Meerut. On tuesday, she had come to Meerut to do some work related to her examination form. From the pictures of the incident published by Dainik Bhaskar, it is clear that Police handled the situation and lady police dealt with the girl. Interestingly, the girl is also seen wearing kalava / mauli in the pictures :
While English media has on its own made this a case of insult to consenting adults, the above mentioned news reports suggest the neighborhood was angry as it seems this was happening very regularly in that house. There needs to be a further investigation of the case – if there was a prostitution racket going on there, or if the boy hid his real identity from the girl too committing a fraud, or if this was a case of consenting adults.
We contacted a lawyer from Meerut who lives next to Shastri Nagar where this incident happened. The source said on the condition of anonymity, ‘ Shastri Nagar now has a lot of Muslim population around, this has really reduced the quality of this area. Also, there have been quite a few murders here in last few years. Law & order deteriorated over a period of time. I am not even surprised at this case’.
(Featured Image : Dainik Bhaskar)
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