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Minority panel criticises NHRC report on Kairana migration

Report of NHRC is not based on facts but on communal flavour, said minority panel

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

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Members of the Commission for Minorities have criticised the report of Human Rights Commission on the alleged migration of several families from in Shamli district, saying people had left the town for their businesses.

Talking reporters here last evening, two members of the minorities panel and said the report of Human Rights Commission is not based on facts but on "communal flavour".

The members, who had visited and Muzaffarnagar, said the migration of was not of communal nature.

They said people of both Hindu and Muslim communities had left Kairana to pursue better business opportunities in other places. They said the people had not migrated due to fear from a particular community.

The probe team had found that many families "migrated" from Kairana due to threats pertaining to "increase in crime" and "deterioration" of law and order there.

It found that in 2013, after resettlement of about 25,000-30,000 members of Muslims community in Kairana town from Muzaffarnagar, the demography of Kairana town changed in favour of the Muslim community", it becoming the "more dominating and majority community".

"Most of the witnesses examined and victims feel that the rehabilitation in 2013 has permanently changed the social situation in Kairana town and has led to further deterioration of law-and-order situation," said the team's findings.

At least 24 witnesses said the youths of a "specific majority community" in Kairana "pass lewd/taunting remarks" against the females of a "specific minority community" as per the findings. Due to this, females of the specific minority community in Kairana avoided going outside frequently.

"Some of the displaced persons also verified that it was one of the reasons for their migration from Kairana town," the said quoting the team's findings.

First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 13:57 IST