In yet another incident that exposes Twitter’s double standards on the freedom of expression, Organiser Editor Prafulla Ketkar’s Twitter account restricted for calling Purnea violence a ‘Jihadi attack on Hindus’. The organiser was the first news outfit to pick up the Purnea anti-Hindu riot and question the Islamists who were behind the attack, while other national media outlets were reluctant to share the news about this brutal Jihadi attack.
Muslim Mob Sets a Mahadalit Basti on Fire in Bihar’s Purnea, 1 Dead
On the night of May 19, a Mahadalit colony in Majhwa village under Baisi police station of Bihar’s Purnea district was set on fire by a Muslim mob. Over a dozen Mahadalit houses were reduced to ashes in the horrific incident, after more than 200 Muslims from nearby villages, armed with weapons, surrounded the colony and set it on fire. About 60 families of Mahadalits reside in the area.
The mob brutally attacked the Dalits, who tried to stop them from carrying out the destruction. The Muslim mob dragged them out of their houses and brutally assaulted them with sharp weapons.
An elderly retired watchman, Mewalal Rai (70), was brutally killed in the attack. The rampaging mob mercilessly assaulted pregnant lady Laxmi Devi. She sustained critical injuries on her head but managed to flee the spot.
The area where this horrific incident occurred falls in Baisi Assembly constituency. The Baisi MLA is Syed Ruknuddin Ahmed from Asaduddin Owaisi- led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM). The Muslim party won 5 seats in the Bihar Assembly elections last year, all of them from the Seemanchal area