Muslim Meat Trader Attacked in UP, Police File FIR Against Him

Date: 24 May 2021

A Muslim man was attacked by a group in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district on May 23. The group was led by a man calling himself a gau rakshak (cow protector). While the police filed a case against the violent group based on a complaint from the victim’s relative, a TV channel reported that another FIR – which the police filed of their own volition – named the victim himself as the accused. The case against Mohammed Shakir, who was in the business of transporting and selling meat, was filed under sections on ‘mischief by killing an animal’, ‘committing an act likely to spread infection’ and ‘violation of COVID-19 lockdown guidelines’. A police official said that Shakir was arrested but was not in jail as the charges against him were bailable. 

 

Sources:

https://thewire.in/communalism/muslim-meat-trader-attacked-in-up-police-file-fir-against-him 

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/uttar-pradesh-news-cow-vigilantes-muslim-man-in-uttar-pradesh-assaulted-by-cow-vigilantes-booked-by-cops-2448233?pfrom=home-ndtv_bigstory 

 

Indian teacher loses job in Oman after hate speech online

Date: 24 May 2021

The National University of Science and Technology in Oman fired an Indian teacher after he posted hate speech online supporting the Isreal attacks against Palestine. Dr Sudhir Kumar Shukla, whose posts contained Islamophobic content, faced backlash from his students, who first responded online and later took to boycotting his classes. Dr Shukla, who defended his views at that point, later apologized after the University authorities terminated him. He later deleted his account.

 

Sources:

https://www.madhyamam.com/world/hate-tweet-about-palestine-indian-teacher-suspended-in-oman-801858?utm_campaign=pubshare&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=105777439461526&utm_content=auto-link&utm_id=62&fbclid=IwAR3FYCpA8spZ5MJm7UZOvQyim_Vtlcdm5kIkNKmPGZNCrudmpvhbW_kQa_4 

https://malayalam.news18.com/news/gulf/indian-teacher-loses-job-in-oman-after-hate-propaganda-on-social-media-ar-386259.html 

 

Government moves to lift alcohol ban in Muslim-majority Lakshasweep

Date: 25 February 2021

The administrator of Lakshadweep, the island area where 99% of inhabitants are Muslim and where alcohol sale has been banned, moved to make the sale of alcohol legal. The island began to see a slew of anti-people moves after the appointment of Praful Patel as the new administrator. The government has offered tourism as a reason for this move, although residents have strongly protested the lift on alcohol.

 

Sources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP_xkmPYUi8 

https://www.reporterlive.com/cpim-letter-against-lakshadweep-administrator-praful-patel/113178/

 

Netizens falsely claim that Muslim man dug out bodies and threw it in Ganga

Date: 25 May 2021

Many social media users claimed that Uttar Pradesh police had arrested a man named Naved Alam for picking up unclaimed corpses from crematoriums and throwing the dead bodies in the river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh to tarnish the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh's Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The post read, "UP Police arrests Naved Alam who picked up unclaimed corpses from crematoriums & dug out buried dead bodies & then threw it in River Ganga to defame Yogi ji & Modi ji." However, neither the UP administration nor the media channels that reported the discovery of dead bodies (thought to have died of Covid) reported the arrest of any man nor any attempt to defame the government through deliberate dumping of bodies in the river.

 

Sources:

 

https://thelogicalindian.com/fact-check/uttar-pradesh-government-28521 

https://www.altnews.in/false-claim-that-up-police-arrested-naved-alam-for-dumping-bodies-in-ganga-viral/ 

 

BJP claims Delhi gave Rs 1 cr Covid compensation only to a Muslim doctor, but there are others

Date: 24 May 2021

Several BJP leaders posted or shared a tweet claiming that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had paid a compensation of Rs 1 crore only to a family of a Muslim doctor of the 100 doctors who lost their lives in the national capital while on Covid-19 duty. According to lawyer-turned-party BJP worker Ashwini Upadhyay, 100 doctors and 92 teachers have died in Delhi this year but the government paid the compensation amount only to Anas Mujahid. Claiming that this “discrimination is illegal and unconstitutional”, he threatened to take legal action if the same isn’t rectified by 31 May. Surendra Poonia, BJP leader, a retired Army Major and an athlete, also made the claim that the Delhi government has so far compensated only one Muslim doctor. This tweet had several thousand likes and retweets as well. Several reports, though, show that Kejriwal has so far given a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the several families, including government teachers Seoji Mishra and Nitin Tanwar, and of doctors Joginder Chaudhary, Asheem Gupta and Rakesh Jain. He also gave the same to a deceased sanitary worker Raju. The image that was being used in the BJP’s tweet is from when Kejriwal handed over the ex-gratia amount to the family of Dr Anas Mujahid, a doctor posted in Guru Teg Bahadur hospital, who succumbed to Covid on 9 May.

 

Sources:

https://theprint.in/hoaxposed/bjp-claims-delhi-gave-rs-1-cr-covid-compensation-only-to-a-muslim-doctor-but-there-are-others/664080/?fbclid=IwAR09EjgsY1Xy3nDeGNP4pJC2J4xmZVxfhzHbs90X-e4IkeJuAtPz-lL2ZE4 

https://www.boomlive.in/fact-check/delhi-government-arvind-kejriwal-one-crore-compensation-covid-19-coronavirus-victims-doctors-teachers-hindus-muslims-13268 

 

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