In Modi's Gujarat, Muslims assume Hindu names to find work:
In a shocking revelation the leading English daily
Indian Express in its today's issue says that in......Read Full
A Godhra court Tuesday ordered an enquiry following complaints of
police atrocities on women and children in a predominantly Muslim
Teesta Setalvad, of the Citizens for Peace and Justice, who produced
the victims of the police ‘assault’ before mediapersons in Ahmedabad
Tuesday said the Godhra Judicial Magistrate first class M. Nalawala
had ordered an enquiry under section 202 of the Criminal Procedure
order was a sequel to the Dec 19 arrest of eight women on charges of
rioting and assault on the police.
women - all belonging to the minority community and housewives in
the age group of 19 to 40 years - had complained of police atrocity,
violence on their person and molestation before the magistrate who
sent them for medical examination to the government hospital and
thereafter ordered the enquiry.
However, Superintendent of Police J.M. Mothariya said the arrests
had been made after a police party which had gone to arrest ‘a
wanted criminal’ was obstructed by residents of the Geni plot in
Later, acting on information that ‘the criminal’ was hiding in the
Hathila plot area, the police had raided the place but were thwarted
by the womenfolk leading to their arrest.
However, Muslim clergy and leaders of the community from the town
have contested the police claim and said that the cops had no right
to arrest women in the dead of night in the absence of women police
women were assaulted and dragged by the hair, even molested by the
abusive cops. A lactating mother with an 18-day-old baby was also
not spared and even the child was beaten,” Setalvad alleged.
pointed out that the lady judicial officer had personally witnessed
the bruises and assault marks on the women and ordered them sent for
medical examination besides ordering the enquiry.
women have, in letters to Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the state
police chief, demanded immediate action against the policemen
involved in the assault.