The Hush Post| 2:29 pm|one-minute-read|
A Muslim BJP leader has alleged that his and some of his relatives’ houses were vandalised and burnt down by rampaging mobs during the communal violence in northeast Delhi.
The district vice-president of BJP’s minority cell Akhtar Raza said that on February 25, a crowd gathered in his neighbourhood in Bhagirath Vihar in the evening hours and within a couple of hours there was violence and arson.
“The crowd raised religious slogans and began setting houses on fire. There are 19 houses belonging to Muslims in the area including mine and three of my relatives… all were burnt down,” he said.
Raza alleged most of the rioters were outsiders. As he along with 12 of his family members were fleeing their burning home, they were pelted with stones by the mob, he alleged.
“I sought the help of police but was told that the force was short-staffed. I did not receive any phone call or relief from the party but I have been assured of justice,” he said.