New Delhi, 23 Feb,Himanshu Kumar: Kawal is a village in the Muzaffarnagar district of western Uttar Pradesh in northern India. This is the village from where the riot started. It was told in the newspaper and television that in Kawal village, the Hindu girl is seduced by a Muslim boy called Shahnawaz. Later when her brother went to speak to the Muslim boy, the Hindu boys were killed.
Killing Fields of Muzaffarnagar – The Real Story by Himanshu Kumar
Image : Himanshu Kumar in Muzaffarnagar
But the truth is something else!
Shahnawaz was a 24 years old handsome young boy with eight brothers. These seven brother used to stay near Chennai Central Railway Station at Periamet and sell ladies wore suits. They all returned to their village after several months. A day before Shahnawaz was killed that is on 26th August he bored his 7 brothers in a train going to Chennai from Muzaffar Nagar and he said he join them within 1 or 2 days.
Next day on 27th August afternoon Shahnawaz on the way to market with some work and there he collide with Gaurav’s bicycle and there was an argument between them, late Shahnawaz returned back home.
Next day afternoon when Shahnawaz was going to mosque for prayer, he saw Gaurav with three other people on motor cycle standing on the way. Suddenly they attacked him with knife and gave punches and Shahnawaz fell down screaming.
The murderers escaped by running away towards Ngli village, but Gaurav and sachin started running towards Mallikpur. But they were caught by the villagers. All the people on the road beat them so hardly that they died on the spot. Crowd over they did not see whether these murderers are Hindu or Muslim, they just killed them as they entered they village and attacked they village boy. This incident took place around two o’clock afternoon. SP and Collector reached shortly.
In the presence of the former head of Vikram Saini, the police broke into the shutters of the shops of Muslims. Fazal, Afzal and Munna’s shops were looted. Sarfraz ‘s car was burned. And other Muslim peoples were beaten into homes. Vikram Saini, former head of the attackers who is now in jail is kept under Kwal security.
SP Saini was also transferred due to this reason that Muslim’s were attacked in his presence. But BJP says that this action was taken due to false propaganda towards Muslims, Azam Khan throws SP and collector. The transfer of SP was done same night, but the innocent Muslim whose name was not in FIR was released the next day. Hurriedly police kept bulk Muslims behind bars, but a single Shahnawaz’s killer was not caught.
Nearly at 4.30 pm Gaurav’s father launched an FIR where in there was nothing mentioned about the misbehavior with any girl, but in that also it was mentioned that there was a collide between Shahnawaz’ motor cycle and Gaurav’s cycle.
In Dainik Bhaskar and NDTV Gaurav’s sister admitted that his brother didn’t even know Shahnawaz, they never met before or they did not have any issues. But BJP leaders forcefully preached that it was because of flirting with the sister.
Wantedly they included Shahnawaz’s two brother’s name in the FIR. As this was not correct, because at that moment they were travelling in Dehradun express to Chennai. These seven brothers came to know about this incident on the way and they got off the train at Ballarshah station and took other train to return back to the village.
In the presence of PAC Kwal next day Sachin and Gaurav’s funeral was done in village. After that they created a havoc on the Muslims houses. The doors of the houses were destroyed, the goods were looted, the belongings of the mosque such as fans, Inverter etc were also looted. PAC pointed guns towards Muslims so that they cannot safe guard they stuff.
The Muslim peoples whose names were included in the FIR by Gaurav’s father were surrendered unwilling to the police due to the fear. In an enquiry report by Sanpurn Tiwari it is declared that first Shahnawaz was killed and later gaurav and Sachin were killed by the crowd.
Till date there is no enquiry on the FIR of innocent Shahnawaz death, as if nothing happened. The truth is that innocent Shahnawaz was killed and he did not get any justice till date and his killers are being honored openly. Shahnawaz’s father even met Mulayam Singh Yadav regarding this case but still there is no action taken on this case.
Do you think in this country we need to have different laws for different religions, will that be accepted. We’ll take the case to the Supreme Court. Remember Shahnawaz was innocent. The innocent people in the jail have to be granted bail. And the murderers have to be jailed and this case should be preceded to the Supreme Court.
Hindi version of this story is found author’s own Blog : http://dantewadavani.blogspot.com/2014/02/blog-post.html
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