Community boycotts ?killers?
A REMARKABLE step was taken by the members of the Sindhi Muslim community of Mhow tehsil to teach a lesson to those community members who don?t hesitate to commit crime even with their own brethren.india Updated: Mar 15, 2006 00:21 IST
A REMARKABLE step was taken by the members of the Sindhi Muslim community of Mhow tehsil to teach a lesson to those community members who don’t hesitate to commit crime even with their own brethren.
Day before yesterday, the members of the community decided to socially boycott the murderers of the former sarpanch of Banjari panchayat Ashraf Patel in broad daylight in Pithampur last year by Mohammed Vasil and five others. Vasil’s father Yusuf, uncles Kalloo Thekedar and Salim, his cousins Rubab, Akhtar and Tameem were booked under Section 302 for this murder.
Salib Patel and Afsar Patel of the Samaj said that after the murder of Ashraf Patel in December 2004, the community was so shocked that no marriage ceremonies were held till day before yesterday and the marriages were performed only in a very simple manner.
Niyaz Patel of Dhannad conducted the wedding of his son Lala on Sunday afternoon and he started the boycott process by not asking the Fakeer (a person of the community who conveys the invitation to all the members) not to give invitation to the families of these murderers.
Baksoo Patel of Banzari whose daughters married today, Mohammed Yusuf whose son’s wedding is tomorrow and Akram Qureshi of Pithampur whose son’s and daughter’s wedding is next week also followed the same action.
Another community member and resident of Gopalpura village, Yusuf, said that the Sindhi Muslim community which migrated from the Sindh province about 200 years back is a peace-loving and god-fearing community and such a crime committed by the members of the community on fellow members is intolerable. The Sindhi Muslim community resides in the five villages of Mhow tehsil viz Banzari, Karondiya, Chopati, Kesar Bardi, Reecha Bardi, Dada and Gopalpura.