By Special Correspondent
New Delhi: Social Democratic party of India (SDPI) alleged that in view of the next year’s assembly election in UP, a conspiracy is being hatched in the style of 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots in Noorpur of Aligarh district. A Dalit village boy was hired for wall-writing on Dalit houses to create insecurity among Dalit dwellers as they want to migrate from Noorpur for their safety.
A delegation of SDPI and Ambedkar Samaj party visited the village on Thursday to take stock of the situation and bust the conspiracy.
Noor Pur is a village, newly designated as Town Area Tappal in district Aligarh, situated near Yamuna Expressway. It is only village in Jat dominated area having eighty percent Muslim and twenty percent Dalit population and no people of any other caste live here.
According to local Dalit people, no communal incident occurred in the village for last four decades between Muslims and Dalits. There is harmony in bothe groups as Muslims have donated a piece of land and also contributed to fund to Dalit brethren to construct an Ambedkar Dharmshala at conspicuous place. Due to overwhelming Muslim population, the village has become a sore point anti-social elements. A very trivial incident took place on May 26 when Muslims asked to postpone operation of loud music/DJ at the gate of Masjid for ten minutes to complete the process of Namaz e Asar. A verbal duel took place between youths and an unidentified person and a side glass of DJ vehicle was damaged in the tussle. Wiser and elderly persons instantly intervened solving the issue and after prayer in Masjid, the marriage procession was resumed and two marriages were thereafter duly solemnised. There remained no controversy till next day when a known person followed by others from Tappal visited Dalits of Noorpur and instigated after the bride, Omprakash alias Omi to register a criminal case against Muslims. It took two days in persuasion as a section of local Dalits didn’t like the idea but political pressure and ulterior motives prevailed to lodge a FIR on 28 May in Police Station Tappal naming eleven Muslims, five of them were arrested. In a premeditated conspiracy, a Dalit village boy was hired for wall-writing on Dalit houses to demonstrate insecurity among Dalits showing intention to migrate from Noorpur out of in safety and fear.
A concocted narrative was released to Hindi media and published in Hindi Dainik Amar Ujal in all its editions and other newspapers and also widely broadcasted. BJP leaders belonging to outside including the Mayor and the MP of Aligarh situated at a distance of 85 km started visiting Noorpur issuing provocative and communalising statements. An outsider from Aligarh, Nazm Ali, a self-claimed office bearer of a Political Party also added fuel to fire by issuing a provocative statement.
The controversial and fake points, ill-intentionally highlighted, are mainly as follows; (1) Horse riding of the bridegrooms were forcibly stopped by Muslims. Actually, there was no horse or horse riding on the occasion or at any event before. The whole of horse narrative is bull and cock story
(2) There are three masajid but Muslims don’t allow Dalits to raise a temple in the village. Actually Dalits themselves had thwarted the move of RSS conspirators to install Lord Hanuman idol at Ambedkar Dharmshala insisting that if needed, an Ambedkar statue at the place may be installed. (3) Dalits are forced and lured to embrace Islam. Actually Dalits in village informed that there is not an iota of truth in allegation and there is no such complaint from any Dalit.
Three years back one Dalit out of his free will reverted to Islam following due procedure and he has been steady since then. It was revealed from local interactions that the same persons who engineered and spread the present trouble in Noorpur are Desi Sharab Mafia (Operatives and controllers of locally prepared wine) creating menace of a high scale. They are deeply connected to the ruling establishment. Hundreds of persons have died in the area due to poisonous drink, more than that figure officially released, the sufferers are mostly labourers.
Some arrests are made so as to divert the heat, Noorpur is selectively picked to engage Administration and the Police and to brew a big trouble like Muzaffarnagar of 2013 generating hate and violence in the face of all-out failure of BJP in West UP and losing face in pandemic situations. A huge amount has been pumped through to a few persons to repeat the false narrative and to raise a Hanuman temple in the village and hire local stages. There is no sign of abnormality in Noorpur, though PAC is camping in Ambedkar Dharmshala. Bonds have been taken from two hundred Muslims and more than fifty Dalits to ensure peace by Administration. The villagers speak good words for the role of Police and Administration in dealing with the situation.
The delegation was of SDPI consisting of National Vice President Advocate Sharfuddin Ahmad, Advocate Farman Ali, SDPI General Secretary District Ghaziabad Mahendar Singh, Amir Khan and Faizan Khan and accompanied by National President and General Secretary of Ambedkar Samaj Party, Bhai Tej Singh, and Mrs Shabnam Singh apart from an office bearer of Juta brigade from Aligarh.