By Muslim Mirror Staff
Authorities bulldozed at least 48 houses after an altercation between Muslims and Dalits in Jirapur town of Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district on Thursday. Most of the demolished houses belong to the Muslim community, The Indian Express (TIE) reported.
The altercation began when a marriage procession was passing through a mosque around 11 pm on Tuesday. Some members of the Muslim community raised an objection to the loud music being played by the band. Later Stones were reportedly pelted and at least five person including a six-year-old were injured, the police said.
The police arrested eight Muslims in connection with the incident. Corporation officials issued notices to people in Muslim-dominated Jirapur town and demolished their houses on Thursday.
Jirapur’s tehsildar, A R Chiraman said that out of the 48 houses, 18 belong to the accused.
“The accused belong to the Muslim community. While 30 encroachments on government road belong people from both communities, since the area is Muslim-dominated, these homes largely belong to those from the community,” he was quoted by TIE as saying.