Ranchi police firing; ‘Want to bring facts on record’: Wife of injured Muslim protester tells to court
Afreen Perween, wife of Mohammad Nadeem Alam who is under treatment for bullet wounds during police violence against Muslim protesters in Ranchi on 10 June, has filed an interlocutory application (IA) with regard to a Public Interest Litigation in the Jharkhand High Court, stating that the authorities were “hostile” to the victims of police violence.
Mudassir Alam (14) was killed in police firing in Ranchi during a protest against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma's disparaging remarks against the prophet Muhammed. He obtained first division with a score of 66.6 percent in his class tenth board examinations, which were announced by the Jharkhand Academic Council just over ten days after Mudassir's death.
Speaking to reporters, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi said the killings of two Muslim teenagers in Ranchi due to police firing on 10 June protest were because of the BJP and JMM both.
The father of a 14-year-old Muslim boy Mudassir Alam who died of gunshot injuries during the June 10 protest in Ranchi filed a police complaint on Sunday, seeking action against the policemen and the assailants who, he said, fired at the protesters against derogatory comments on prophet Muhammed.
At least two Muslims died and over 10 sustained severe injuries after police opened fire in Ranchi to quell protests by thousands of Muslims against derogatory comments on prophet Muhammed.
To date, though in an overwhelmingly communally polarizing situation, JMC is still working for the rights of the Jharkhand Muslims.