Admn begins repair of Atali mosque, disburses food, cash

  • Prabhu Razdan, Hindustan Times, Ballabgarh
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2015 10:35 IST

A day after Muslim families returned to their homes in Atali village, authorities on Thursday began repairing the mosque’s damaged wall which had triggered communal clashes.

Secretary of the Red Cross Society, Faridabad, DR Sharma, said they distributed breakfast and Rs 5,000 to each of the 23 Muslim families.

“It is a good thing the administration is helping us. They also arranged for food and paid Rs 5,000 to each family this morning,” said Mohd Eklaq.

A few prominent Hindus of the locality, including the village sarpanch, visited the homes of the Muslims. However, the Muslims said they expected more Hindus to pay them a visit to enquire about their welfare.

“Since last evening, when we returned home, we have been offering prayers at the mosque without any problem,” said Razu, who had taken shelter in Ballabgarh city police station for 10 days.

However, Muslims are apprehensive that the real situation will come to light only when the security personnel leave the village.

On Wednesday, Muslim families who had fled the village due to the May-25 riots returned home with police protection.


Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain the plea seeking a CBI or SIT probe into the recent alleged attacks.

Shakir Ali, one of the victims of the violence, had sought a probe, but the SC asked him to approach the Punjab and Haryana high court

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