‘Will Your ALLAH Come to Save You? … UP Police Asks Arrested Minor Boy

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Victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots, taking shelter at a relief camp. — Express Photo

“Cops burned my hand, tried to throw me in fire in the street,” narrates the victim of Police brutalities in Uttar Pradesh

Abdul Bari Masoud | Caravan Daily

NEW DELHI — “They (policemen) burned my hand by placing a hot rod, they also tried to throw me in the fire in the street, but two policemen saved me.” This harrowing account was provided by a 14-year-old boy from Muzaffarnagar (UP) — his name withheld. He was one of the victims of  Uttar Pradesh police’s brutalities during the anti-CAA protests.

In UP, even children were not spared by the men in uniform, and disturbing accounts of them being brutally beaten by cops have been documented by the Karwan-e-Mohabbat’s fact-finding team which visited the worst-affected areas in recent days. Police stripped the minors inside police stations and several of them, heavily thrashed, received injuries on their back.

In Muzaffarnagar,  Karwan-e-Mohabbat’s team said the horrors unfolded  when they spoke to the 14-year-old boy. Frail and visibly shaken even after three weeks, he narrated experience he had in police custody. He said it all started when he was looking for his brother in the crowd. He landed in the hands of the police, who, after beating him mercilessly, used a hot iron rod to inflict burn injuries on his hands. He was then put in a car and beaten up. Kept in illegal detention in the barracks for two days, he was not given food. This was the story with all those detained in police stations.

The boy said he was beaten mercilessly in the first night as cops repeatedly asked him to “give them a hundred names”. He witnessed several other detainees being brutally beaten up by cops, particularly those wearing kurta pajamas and having beard.

He told the fact-finding team that police personnel were about to throw him into fire. ”They started beating me and tried to throw me into the fire. However two policemen saved me, they said don’t throw him in the fire, put him in the car.”

“They (police) abused us and our Holy Quran. When an official walked in, I asked for water. He first swore at me and then gave me water. We just sat all the day; they came many times and beat me up as also others. They didn’t give us food for two days. They didn’t allow us the detainees to talk to our family over phone or in person.”

The boy recalled that “he was returning home after namaz when he saw people running in the premises outside his home. “I went home and asked my mother where my brother was. He was not to be seen, I went out to find him out. There were police vehicles coming from all sides, they caught me and beat me up with sticks. They beat me very badly. I told them I was trying to find my brother but they didn’t listen. They started abusing me in filthy language, asking who else was with me. I said I didn’t even know anyone there. They beat for almost half an hour in the street. They made me sit in the car, beat me up again.”

One cop asked, “Will your ALLAH come to save you?”  Cops beat us and made us chant slogans like Jai Shri Ram”

Another  grisly story is from Sambhal town where  a boy was picked up by the police and subjected to brutal torture.

The boy’s mother told the Karwan-e-Mohabbat’s team, “He is my youngest son. He went out around four pm. He was with another child. We called him and said, come home, there was a fight there, and two boys had been killed. He said he was coming; he walked towards the police station near the Clock Tower to see the boy who had died. He was detained. He remained at the police station all night but we didn’t even know of this. We thought it was the Friday prayer, he might come home late. When he didn’t come at all, we also noticed that his phone was switched off. On the third night, we got to know from a doctor that my son was in Bareilly. The police snatched away his phone and kept it with them. He is 14 years old, but not very smart. He started crying. They scared him, he cries even now. It was no longer in our hands to do something, but we are doing our best to console him.”

19 MINORS IN CUSTODY

According to the team, 19 minor boys are still in police custody in Sambhal. Another 14-year-old boy is from Sambhal town whose mother narrated her youngest son’s ordeal at the hands of the police.

The level of police torture in custody in the four towns (Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Sambhal and Firozabad) was extremely high. Police did not even spare the children. In Muzaffarnagar, police arrested 40 minors from an orphanage madrasa and beat up the children.

PEOPLE’S TRIBUNAL

The Jury of the People’s Tribunal on State Action in UP had made scathing remarks against the UP Police and the administration for the brutalities the cops exhibited. “The Jury is of the opinion that the UP Police and the state administration have violated every principle enshrined in the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. Every single agency and mechanism that could have come to the rescue of children failed to do its duty.”

The tribunal’s jury consisting of eminent judges including Justice AP Shah, Justice Sudarshan Reddy, Justice V Gopala Gowda and academicians, also observed: “This also reveals that even the best of laws cannot be of any help to citizens if the executive machinery does not wish to see it being implemented in a judicious manner.”

16 COMMENTS

  1. Forgive me for being quite skeptical. After it emerged that another website such as yours had hired a small-time actor to create a fake video pretending to be a taxi driver it is no longer possible to believe such one-sided reports. It is similar to the reports that the Shahin Baugh protests are spontaneous when women are allegedly being given Rs 500/- per day to come and sit on the street.

    • Had you been provided with 500 rs would you come out of your comfort shell on the roads in the chilly winters of delhi, leaving their household jobs 500 rs are nothing in comparison to the contribution an average indian housewife provides each day. Secondly such aggression of police can have been seen at variety of places across UP.

  2. INDEED to every brutality there will be Justice…not by Human world but soon by the Nature of Creation by the Creator…e.g.Latur , Maharashtra

  3. Indian Muslims are not treated as Human Being. The Police should follow Human Rights. If they are inhuman animals … no matter that they do.
    Allah must save the Muslims. The non-believers have good news …to be placed in the Hell…a place of non-stop-torture … where they will find no friend to rescue them or to lessen their punishment.
    Look around the Globe.. all the things are created and planned by Allah.

  4. It is sad but people on the both sides of the isle are responsible for the chain reaction. Hate begets hate as love begets love. One day I was hearing younger Owaise from Hyderabad who was spewing much worse venom against Hindu in a a Hindu majority country. I wonder what he would have done if it was Muslim majority country. Unfortunately that path us chosen by two bitter enemies, India and Pakistan. They should come and see how people of these countries love and interact with each other when they are in distant lands. So it is not people but the politician and establishments poison peoples minds to keep their powers and perks alive.

  5. It is pity, police forgot Allah is the Parameshwar in another language. Also he forgot that Parameshwar (Allah in Arabic language) will reward/ punish for the deeds carried out in this materialistic world not in this world but in the next world which is eternal. He should understand that in the court if Parameshwar, gods – Savarkar, Golwalkar, Godse and Adityanat will never help him. Even Sri Ram will disown him.

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