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COMMUNITY NEWS: 16-31 March 2001
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Doctorís entire family hacked to death
Azamgarh: On the demand of Medical Association, a shutdown was announced in protest against the brutal killing of Dr Salim and his family which gained support by Trade
Mandal. When a procession, headed by district chairman Krishna Murari, was taken out to close the opened shops of the town shouting slogans- Salim Ke Qatilon Ko Phansi Do, Zila Intizamiya Murdabad (Hang Salimís murderers and Down with district administration), district CO Owesh Singh stopped the procession and had a physical duel with them.
General secretary of Trade Mandal said that a man, who has been fighting for society and for the traders, was beaten. He called it a shameful act and demanded the COís dismissal.
It should be noted that the well known heart specialist Dr Muhammad Salim, his son Dr Yasir Salim and daughter Suman Salim of
Jairajpur, Azamgarh had been brutally killed on the eve of Idul Azha by some unknown Kachha Banyan gang. Dr Salimís wife too was beaten by iron rods, but she survived and is now struggling for life in a hospital. Dr Salim belonged to a highly respected and literary family. He is the brother of Dr Shamim
Jairajpuri, VC of Maulana Azad National Urdu University and his son Yasir had set a record after he topped in MBBS in Aligarh Muslim University at a very young age and was pursuing higher education in London. His grandfather Maulana Aslam Jairajpuri was one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia and his great grandfather Maulana Salamatullah Jairajpuri was a great scholar of
The death of the entire family has sent waves of shock among the people of
Curfew imposed in Kishangarh
Jaipur: Curfew was clamped down in Kishangarh of district Ajmer following the clash on account of Vishwa Hindu Parishadís shutdown call. The situation went out of control when a group of people tried to make forced entry in the areas of minorities. When police tried to stop them, they pelted stones leaving three police men injured.
Police and PAC beat Muslims
Khatoli: Police role in a fight between two communities in Godhna village of Pur Qazi Thana has been strongly condemned. On the occasion of the birth anniversary of St Ravi Das a procession was taken out. Muslims objected when it passed by a mosque beating drums and other instruments. The procession was stopped for a while, but it went out again creating much noise while the Muslims were offering namaz in the mosque. The tense situation led to stoning from both sides in which several people were injured. Police reached there and admitted the injured to hospital. Later the police and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) dragged the minorities out of their houses and beat the men severely with sticks and butts of the gun. Anjuman Nida-e-Haque has condemned the police action and has demanded action against the guilty police personnel.
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