Dadri (UP), (PTI): Amid the communal tension prevailing after the lynching incident, Hindus and Muslims of Bisara village near Dadri have joined hands for the wedding preparations of two Muslim girls.
Shocked, shaken and deeply divided following the lynching of a man over beef eating rumours a fortnight ago, normalcy is now gradually retuning to the village.
Hakeem, who until a few days ago was thinking of shifting the wedding venue of his daughters, is a relaxed man today as the Hindus in the village have not only assured him of security of his family and the guests but are also actively participating in preparing for the feast, shamiana and other logistics.
Bisara had no history of communal disharmony until September 28 when Mohammed Akhlaq, a 50-year-old blacksmith was bludgeoned to death by a frenzied mob following rumours that he and his family had eaten and stored beef. His son Danish, 22, was critically injured in the incident.
Sub-Divisional Magistrate R K Singh said normalcy was gradually returning to Bisara.
Students detained Meanwhile, around 400 students from various universities of Delhi were on Sunday detained when they were trying to take out a protest march to the prime minister’s residence in Delhi against the Dadri incident.
The students from Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia, who were taking out a march from the Mandi House area, were detained by the police at Feroz Shah Road, a senior police officer said.
The agitators, affiliated to various outfits including the Leftist All India Students Association (AISA) and Students Federation of India (SFI), had planned a protest march and demonstration at the Prime Minister’s residence.
“We were stopped by the police near the Mandi House while we were taking out our protest march against the politics of hate and Dadri lynching,” AISA state executive member Shehla said.
“What has followed after the Dadri incident is irresponsible and inflammatory statements by the ministers of the government which must be stopped,” she said. “Our protest is aimed at seeking justice for the victim of Dadri and unmasking the mastermind behind the lynching and punishment for the perpetrators of the inhuman act,” she said.