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Not allowed to hoist national flag, allege Delhi Muslims
Saturday August 22, 2015 5:04 PM, News Network

New Delhi:
A group of Muslims living in outer Delhi’s Holambi Kalan area has complained to the Delhi Minorities Commission alleging that they had planned a flag hoisting ceremony outside a mosque situated in the area’s park but the police did not allow them.

According to Mai Today, the Muslims said while they were not allowed to hold the ceremony, the police gave a nod to the other group constituting people from the Hindu community.

Holambi Kalan houses 12,000 families out of which 500 families belong to Muslim community.

The colony came into being in 2001 after the Delhi government allotted the land to the people.

“They shouted anti-Muslim slogans and poured Ganga Jal around the mosque. The police remained mute spectators. We are living in our own country, but sadly we were made to feel that Muslims do not belong to India,” the complaint said.

The Delhi Minorities Commission has intervened in the matter.

“These people have filed a petition with us. We have taken the matter with the Delhi Police. We are hoping that the matter will be sorted out soon. We don’t want anyone to feel that they are deprived of their basic constitutional rights,” Qamar Ahmad, chairman, Delhi Minorities Commission said.

On the other hand, the RSS has rubbished the allegations.

“The allegations are totally baseless. Local Muslims have been looking for an opportunity to capture the area outside the mosque. This mosque is unauthorised. In fact, these people disrespected our national flag,” Rajiv Tuli from Prant Prachar Pramukh told Mail Today.

The Delhi Police too have a different version of the story.

“This mosque is built on encroached government land. Both of them wanted to hold their respective functions for Independence Day in the park. One community was objecting to the other. We later intervened and asked them to perform the ceremony together in order to avoid any communal clash,” Vikramjit Singh, DCP, outer district said.

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