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#MaldaInNoida: Twitter reacts against ‘Bangladeshi’ immigrants over Mahagun mob violence

Many labelled the ‘Bangladeshi immigrants’ as a major threat to the law and order situation in Noida, asking the Uttar Pradesh government to evacuate them.

noida Updated: Jul 13, 2017 17:25 IST
Noida: Police and private security personnel in a clash with the local villagers who gathered at a housing society to protest after a domestic help was allegedly beaten by her employers on suspicion of theft, in Noida on Wednesday.
Noida: Police and private security personnel in a clash with the local villagers who gathered at a housing society to protest after a domestic help was allegedly beaten by her employers on suspicion of theft, in Noida on Wednesday. (PTI)

People took to Twitter to condemn the mob attack on Mahagun Moderne, the upscale apartment complex on Wednesday morning, and even accused ‘Bangladeshi immigrants’ of ‘destroying Noida’.

More than 300 people gathered at the gates of the complex in Sector 78 around 6am, alleging that one of its residents had assaulted a domestic help.

They believed Zora Bibi was being held as a captive in one of the resident’s house after being accused of theft. The three-hour rampage stopped after Bibi was found in a 25th floor flat of an elderly woman in a neighbouring tower, where she had taken shelter for the night.

Twitter users posted their opinions with ‘#MaldaInNoida’ and related it to protest rally that was attended by thousands of Muslims in West Bengal’s Malda district in January last year and turned violent.

Many labelled the ‘Bangladeshi immigrants’ as a major threat to the law and order situation in Noida, asking the Uttar Pradesh government to evict them.

After the chaos, residents of the Mahagun Moderne have decided not to allow ‘Bangladeshi’ domestic helps in the society. As the society has no residents’ welfare association (RWA), the decision of debarring the maids was taken by the ‘active residents’ of the society.

Residents said that the society has 2,750 flats in its 16 high-rise and four low-rise buildings. Ninety percent of them are occupied and many of the houses have Bangladeshi domestic helps.