In reports from the Delhi Minority Commission, there are six listed cases that it had intervened in during the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
Of the cases, the Trilokpuri riots and attacks on churches in the capital in its annual report in 2014 it mentioned the alleged attacks on Muslims over suspected beef possession, obstruction of namaaz and placing of ‘idols’ in a Muslim place of worship.
Notably, out of the total 109 complaints which the commission received in the year of 2015-16, most 76 were Muslims, 18 from Sikhs and 13 from the Christian community. While one came from Jains. Of the 109 complaints that the DMC received in 2015-16, it disposed of 55 till January this year.
In another case mentioned by the commission, the incident of Khajoori Khas area in East Delhi was also tossed. This took place on August 1, 2015, in which 60 people pelted stones, burnt down motorcycles and even attacked passerby after loading meats of an animal in a truck was informed mistaken for beef. The DMC stated that it intervened in the issue so that the “communal incident does not flare up and is contained”.
Also, a Muslim dhaba was vandalized because they were allegedly using ‘beef’. The DMC report also talks about an incident in which Hindus and Muslims fought over flag-hoisting ceremony at a children’s park in Holambi Kalan. In September 2015, “200 anti-social elements” created nuisance and obstruction in offering “Namaaz”.