Taking note of the growing persecution of Hindus in Muslim-majority Mewat region of Haryana, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) earlier this week announced the formation of a three-member investigation team which includes Major General (Retd) G.D. Bakshi and Mahamandaleshwar Ven. Swami Dharmadev Ji Maharaj to look into the matter.
The VHP expects that this investigation team will give its report within two days, which the VHP will send to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana for action and also make it public. VHP expects that all the facts and figures will emerge and the government will immediately take strict action against the offenders.
The VHP Central Joint General Secretary Dr. Surendra Jain said that the helplessness of the local police and administration in the face of the growing jihadi activities in the area is a very serious matter. The state government should immediately ensure justice to the victimized Hindus and suspend the guilty police personnel and administrative officers.
He said that the atrocities on Hindu society by jihadis in Mewat are going out of control. Saints, Hindu karyakartas and Hindu society continue to be persecuted in the area. Bangladeshi and Rohingya infiltrators find safe haven there. Besides, when the absconding Corona-infected Indian and foreign Jamatis were being tracked, Mewat provided them illegal sanctuary. Today, even the police administration finds itself helpless in the face of their terror. Several times it also happens that the police and administration are seen to be supportive of these persecutors.
A new series of atrocities against Hindus have begun in the last two months. Punhana and the Nagina blocks of Nuh district have become the epicentres of these atrocities. Today, no Hindu businessman can dare to recover his petty dues from a Muslim. He is beaten up. On May 12, 2020, a Hindu boy’s shikha (sacred lock of hair) was the target of offensive remarks. His family was severely beaten by 200 people because they protested to express their displeasure over the remark. Recently, several such incidents have occurred. Things have reached such a bad state that the Hindu community is now forced to flee.
The VHP appeals to the state government to ensure justice for the aggrieved and victimized Hindu society, take stringent action against the culprits and suspend the guilty officers without delay, so that the trust of the Hindu society in its security and the administration can be restored.
Mewat is a historical region centred in Nuh district of Haryana, but which includes some parts of adjacent Rajasthan & UP states. The loose boundaries of Mewat generally include Nuh district & Hathin tehsil (in Palwal district) of Haryana; Alwar district (Tijara, Kishangarh, Bas, Ramgarh, Laxmangarh tehsils), Bharatpur district (Pahari, Nagar and Kaman tehsils) and Aravalli hills tract of Rajasthan, and Chhata Tehsil of Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh.
Muslims constitute 79.2% and Hindus 20.3% of the population in Nuh district. For centuries, the Muslim converts of this area shared many rituals, dress and eating habits with their Hindu neighbours. But all that changed after Deobandi Islamic scholar Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi established Tablighi Jamaat (Society of Preachers) in Mewat in 1926 to revive “true” Islam, which he saw was not being practised by many Muslims of the region.
HinduPost has covered many incidents of Hindu persecution in Mewat. In 2018, Hindu Dalit women were stopped from doing Holika Pujan, assaulted & abused by Muslim villagers in Salamba, Nuh district. Another Dalit family in Mohlaka village of the Nagina Khand region was brutally attacked by a Muslim family for refusing to convert to Islam. Earlier, two Muslim teachers of a Govt. run Model school were accused of forcing Hindu students to read namaz.
(Sourced from a press release provided by Shri Vinod Bansal, National Spokesperson, VHP)
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