Thousands of Muslims take to Haryana streets, demand justice for Junaid, Nasir

Thousands of Muslims gathered in the village of Firozpur Jhirka in Haryana on 24 February against police inactions and impunity of the BJP government for the brutal killings of two Muslim men, Junaid and Nasir.

The protesters handed a memorandum to the Haryana police, The Wire reported.

The two men were set on fire by a Hindutva men.

A judicial inquiry should be conducted into the Junaid and Nasir murder case and other past murders done in the name of cow protection, demanded the protesters.

That due compensation be provided to the families of Junaid and Nasir, read another demand articulated in their memorandum.

They demanded government jobs to be given to the family members of Junaid and Nasir.

They said an investigation should be conducted into the car used to abduct the Muslim men. The Wire has reported how the same car (HR70D4177) was used in multiple Hindutva attacks in the area and was once registered as a government vehicle.

Meanwhile, Haryana government suspended mobile internet, SMS services and all dongle mobile internet services except voice calls in Nuh district on February 26, two days after protests.

The Haryana home department, issuing the order, claimed that “there is a potential cause for communal tension, obstruction or injury to persons, danger to human life and property, disturbance of public peace and tranquility,” in Nuh.

The suspension order will be in place till 11.59 pm on February 28, Tuesday.