The provocative posters drew instant condemnation from several quarters with people tagging Delhi Police to take immediate action
NEW DELHI – Provocative posters asking Hindus not to sell their properties to Muslims in Delhi’s Brahmpuri have surfaced on social media. The undated posters have been put up in the name of Pradeep Sharma, a resident of the area which falls under the northeast region of the capital city.
Sharma is reportedly a lawyer by profession.
The region was affected by communal violence in February of 2020 that claimed over 50 lives. Several mosques were also desecrated in the anti-Muslim riots triggered by Hindu outfits’ opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests spearheaded by members of the minority community.
“All landlords from the Brahmpuri area are informed that they should not sell their houses to Muslims. If you sell them to Muslims, local residents will not allow them to get registered. Then, they will be responsible themselves for it,” reads a poster.
“Any deal will have to be done with Hindu party,” it added. The name and address of Pradeep Sharma are also mentioned at the bottom of the poster.
The provocative posters drew instant condemnation from several quarters with people tagging Delhi Police to take immediate action.
A social media user, Tajinder Singh, described the posters as an “open abuse of constitutional rights” and an “open threat.” He asked the Delhi Police to take action against those responsible.
“This is an open abuse of the constitutional rights of citizens@DelhiPolice @CPDelhi should take cognizance of this open threat and book the culprit and assure the citizens of Brahmpuri that Delhi Police exists to protect their rights,” tweeted Singh.
However, Delhi Police are yet to react to the issue.
Another social media user, Amina Kausar, said activities like this are becoming common in India but nobody pays attention to the issue. She termed it “Islamophobia”.
Reacting to the poster, Sadaf Afreen, a journalist, said hatred is being pasted on the walls of Delhi which is called “Dil Walon Ka Shahar” (a city of those with big hearts). She wondered whether authorities will take cognizance of such posters.
Journalist Wasim Akram Tyagi said people in India are being poisoned with hatred, but the country is aspiring to become Vishwaguru (world leader).