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Day after protests over prophet remark, houses of two Muslim protesters demolished in Saharanpur

A day after Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh witnessed a massive protest of Muslims against the derogatory comments against prophet Muhamed by Hindutva politicians, the district administration has razed the houses of two Muslim protesters.

The Saharanpur police on Saturday took to social media to share videos of bulldozers demolishing parts of the homes of Abdul Waqif and Muzamil Putra.

The visuals shared by the police showed police officers and municipal authority staff stationed at the residences of Muzammil and Abdul Waqif, with bulldozers razing gates and outer walls of their houses.

“A joint team of Saharanpur admin, development authority, magistracy, revenue team, municipal corporation & police was made to take action on illegal properties of accused in yesterday’s incident,” Saharanpur SSP Akash Tomar was quoted telling ANI.

“Residential premises of 2 arrested accused were illegal & without permission; we’ve taken action with bulldozers. More people are being identified. There will be coordinated action on any illegal properties found… We’ll put NSA as well,” Saharanpur SSP Akash Tomar said.

Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested 64 Muslims in connection with protest that broke out after Friday prayers on June 10 in Saharanpur. So far, more than 200 Muslims were arrested in the BJP-ruling state.

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