Indore police has registered a case against unidentified persons after a poster banning the entry of Muslim traders surfaced on Sunday. The poster was removed by police as soon as it was brought into their notice, reported The Indian Express.
“Muslim vyapariyon ka gaon mein pravesh nishedh hai (Muslim traders are not allowed in the village),” reads the poster. The poster was reportedly put up on Saturday and was signed on behalf of natives of Pemalpur village in Depalpur tehsil.
“It was removed as soon as the police learnt about it. A case against unknown persons was registered since it was immediately not known who put the poster,” DIG (Indore) Harinarayanchari Mishra was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh too shared the poster and asked, “Is such act not a punishable offence under our law?”
“Isn’t this against the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi? …Such a division in the society is not in the national interest,” he tweeted.
Earlier, PM Modi had said that the COVID-19 does not see race, religion, colour, caste, creed, language or borders.
“Our response and conduct thereafter should attach primacy to unity and brotherhood. We are in this together,” PM Modi had tweeted.
There are some cases of people harassing Muslims across the country after it was reported that Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi was one of the hotspots.
Earlier this week, A video of BJP MLA Brijbhushan Rajput went viral in which he can be heard threatening a vegetable vendor for identifying himself with a Hindu name despite being a Muslim.