March 28, 2017
Saugata Roy makes a Zero Hour Mention on communal clash in Gujarat
Madam, I am thankful to you for allowing me to raise this issue during Zero Hour. This is about the communal clash in Patan district of Gujarat. The police have arrested 13 people. The clash on Saturday afternoon between the Thakurs of Sunsar and neighbouring villages and the Muslims of Vagjipara caused the death of Ibrahim Khan, Lal Khan Belim and injured 20, all of whom are residents of Vagjipara.
However, those arrested are not among the 31 accused named in the FIR lodged by Rehmanbhai Alibhai Malek of Vadavali, of which Vagjipara is a part. The complaint was lodged in Chanasama police station on Saturday. After combing operations those named in the FIR could not be arrested. Some of the injured are undergoing treatment.
Though the reason for the clash has not been ascertained, according to the FIR lodged at Chanasama police station lodged by Malek, there was a verbal dispute at Vadavali High School between some thakurs and Muslims.
This incident is worrisome as it happened in the home state of the Prime Minister, and only 100 km from Ahmedabad.