Muslims shunned after one of them elopes with Jat woman in UP.
Faisal Fareed | Indian Express | Lucknow | 22 Aug 2013:: For the past four days, nearly 800 Muslims of Palachand village in Aligarh district have been socially boycotted by the majority Jat community after a Jat woman eloped with a Muslim man.
The Jats don’t speak to the Muslims, they are not allowed to make purchases at local shops and are barred from working in farms of Jats. The Jats have also stopped buying milk from dairies of Muslims.
The woman who eloped belonged to Nisuja hamlet of Palachand, and the man is from Khurja in Bulandshahr district. They studied together until high school in Khurja and stayed in touch after the woman moved to a college in Khair. They met at a wedding in Palachand on July 1 and eloped, sparking tension between their communities, before the woman was traced on August 5.
“She said she does not want to live with her family. That is why I had to send her to the Nari Niketan in Mathura,” said Aligarh SSP Dharamveer Yadav. On August 9, groups from the two communities clashed in nearby Arni village. Police registered a case and Dinesh, the uncle of the woman, and two Muslims were arrested.
Subsequently, the Jats convened a panchayat and gave a call to socially boycott the Muslims.
“It looks strange when they turn their face away,” villager Mohammad Isarel said. “There may not be serious problems right now… but we cannot live like this for long. We informed the police that the boy does not belong to our village and does not even have a relative in our village.”
Devraj Singh, district president of the BJP and a Jat who attended the panchayat, said the boycott would continue. “It is already enforced. Local Jats have decided not to have any relations with Muslim in their area,” he said.
The dharmabhimani (devout followers of Dharma) Jats of Palachand village of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh are showing a real path to combat the anti Hindu force in a boycott method as it was done against the anti national Britishers in pre-independence period. We bow to thy people. But, it is difficult to resist the warrior Jat spirit to challenge the enemies to finish out with an ultimatum. Hindu repercussion has been started against the Arab, Chinese and other anti-Hindu foreign powers in many ways through out Bharat. Whoever try to challenge the right and might of Major Hindu population here, will be simply destroyed in the cycle of Mahakal ( the time infinite). Hindu Rashtra is emerging under a celestial design. Jayatu Jayatu Hindu Rashtram. Ed. Hindu Existence.
The local police organised meetings between the two communities after the boycott call and the SSP visited the village on Tuesday and urged the two communities to live in harmony. But the efforts have not met with much success.
Kedar Singh, a Jat whose wife is the Palachand village pradhan, said he tried to urge the villagers to end the boycott but was accused of backing the Muslims.
“The incident happened but the whole community cannot be blamed for it,” he said referring to the couple eloping. “I am afraid the boycott call may spread to other villages and create a problem in the area,” he said.
SSP Yadav, however, sought to downplay the incident. He said there were only sporadic incidents of violence and Muslims had not been boycotted.