TDN World Desk: Delhi Minorities Commission sent two notices to the Police Commissioner of Delhi, S. N. Srivastava – one is about plans to boycott Muslims in a Shastri Nagar colony and the other for lynching a Muslim youth in a village under Bawana police station in North-West Delhi and asked for a judicial inquiry into the matters,India Tomorrow reported.

Delhi Minorities Commission has also directed the concerned authorities to submit its report within two weeks.

On last Sunday a 22-year-old Mulim youth, who was identified as Mehboob Ali was beaten to death due by a group of vigilant mob. The mob killed ali on suspicion that he had a plan to spread coronavirus. Mehboob was a resident of Harewali under PS Bawana Industrial Area, North-West Delhi district. He was lynched after he ruterned from a Tablighi Jamaat conference in Bhopal.

Taking cognisance of the incident, Delhi Minorities Commission chairman Zafarul Islam Khan in a notice informed the Delhi police Commissioner that “Jat” community people are telling the small Muslim minority in the two villages (Harewali and Qutubgarh) that from now on they must live according to Hindu customs, otherwise they will be thrown out of the villages. They dragged Mukhtiar Singh (Muslim who changed his name in 1947) to a temple and forced him to commit that from now on he will not bury his dead and will live like a Hindu. Muslims in these two villages have been warned that they will be crushed and thrown out of the village if they complain to the police.

The notice further said that an attempt was made on April 6 to assault the Imam of Bawana’s Chowk Masjid, Maulana Muhammad Ayyub, and ransacked his house, but timely intervention of police saved him. In the Bawana JJ Colony, an unsuccessful attempt was made to storm a mosque.

The notice further said that an attempt was made on April 6 to assault the Imam of Bawana’s Chowk Masjid, Maulana Muhammad Ayyub, and ransacked his house, but timely intervention of police saved him. In the Bawana JJ Colony, an unsuccessful attempt was made to storm a mosque.

The Commission further informed the Police Commissioner that on Holambi Kalan road, Muslims wearing kurta-pyjama and sporting beards are harassed and taunted.

The Commission added in its notice that “it is clear from the above that the small Muslim minority in the North-West district in particular is having a difficult time at present. They need reassurance from your side while miscreants must be dealt with firmly to send a message that such behaviour will not be tolerated.”

The Commission asked the Police Commissioner to order appropriate action against the group responsible for the attack on Mahboob in Harewali village and to ensure his satisfactory treatment, file appropriate FIR against the culprits, attackers of Noor Mohammad in Qutubgarh village too should be similarly treated, redouble visibility of police presence in the area to send a strong message that any messing up with law and order will not be tolerated.

Inputs from India Tomorrow.