A video from a Chhattisgarh village is being extensively circulated the place villagers might be seen taking a pledge to boycott Muslims. The police mentioned they’ve traced the one who organised it, however haven’t discovered the involvement of any political occasion or spiritual group
“We Hindus is not going to purchase items from any Muslim shopkeeper, is not going to promote or hire our land to any Muslim,” the residents of Kundikala village in Sarguja district, might be heard saying within the video.
“We Hindus pledge to purchase from distributors coming to our villages solely after ascertaining their faith. We additionally pledge to not work as labourers for them,” they’re heard saying.
Officers mentioned the video surfaced after a brawl between residents of two villages — Kundikala and Aara — on January 1.
On New Yr’s Day, some boys of Aara village had come to Kundikala for a picnic and clashed with the native males.
Later within the night, greater than 10 folks from Aara — led by Iliyaas, a member of the native authorities — got here in bikes and an SUV, entered the home of an area, Birendra Yadav, and assaulted his household.
Everybody in the home, together with Birendra Yadav’s minor niece, was injured.
The police got here quickly after and arrested the assailants. They had been accused of rioting, obscene act, voluntarily inflicting damage, legal intimidation and trespass. However quickly after, they obtained bail from the court docket.
The villagers alleged that the minor lady was additionally assaulted by the attackers however they bought bail because the police failed to use the related sections.
After the accused bought bail, a whole bunch of villagers held an illustration exterior the Lundra police station and raised slogans in opposition to the police.
Later the villagers later took the oath, pledging to sever all ties with Muslims.
Amit Kamble, the Superintendent of Police in Surguja, denied the involvement of any political occasion or spiritual group within the incident. He mentioned they’ve obtained the video yesterday and have recognized the one who made them take the oath. However to date they haven’t discovered him to be linked to any political occasion or proper wing group.