BJP wing, Hindu Jagran Manch shut Kashmiri’s shop in Mussoorie

A concerted effort to get Kashmiri traders ousted from Mussoorie started on June 18, when India lost to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final and three Muslim boys were allegedly seen on the Mall Road shouting “Pakistan zindabad”.

Written by Kavita Upadhyay | Dehradun | Updated: July 20, 2017 9:03 am
kashmir pakistan, mussoorie man violence, facebook post violence, hindu muslim violence, indian express news, kashmir unrest, india news Manzoor Ahmad, from Hamhama in Kashmir’s Budgam district, has been running a shop of Kashmiri garments in Mussoorie since 1971. (Representational image)

A Kashmiri garment trader’s shop was forcibly shut down in Mussoorie on Wednesday after an alleged post praising the Pakistan Army was found on his Facebook page.

Manzoor Ahmad, 59, from Hamhama in Kashmir’s Budgam district, is among the five oldest trader families in Mussoorie. His shop has been selling garments since 1971.

His shop was shut down by the Mussoorie BJP youth wing and the Hindu Jagran Manch after they said they found a video appreciating the Pakistan Army, posted by Ahmad on Facebook. “After getting his (Ahmad’s) shop closed, we and the local traders’ body (the Mussoorie Traders & Welfare Association) went to the police station to file a complaint against him,” the president of the BJP youth wing in Mussoorie, Dharampal Singh Panwar, said.

“Ahmad also came to the police station to file an application about his Facebook account having been hacked,” Mussoorie police station SHO, Rajeev Rauthan, said. He said the alleged “anti-national post” could no more be seen on Ahmad’s Facebook page.

The Mussoorie police seized Ahmad’s phone and submitted it to the cyber cell to verify whether his Facebook account was hacked.

A concerted effort to get Kashmiri traders ousted from Mussoorie started on June 18, when India lost to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final and three Muslim boys were allegedly seen on the Mall Road shouting “Pakistan zindabad”. While none of the three was from the Valley, the BJP leaders and a section of local traders said the Kashmiri traders had “incited” them and other Muslims.

On June 20, the local traders’ body in Mussoorie asked for the Kashmiri traders to leave the town by February 28, 2018. However, Ahmad and four other older Kashmiri traders were “allowed to stay”, the president of the traders’ body Rajat Aggarwal said.

The issue of ousting the Kashmiri traders re-erupted on Wednesday. “We want the new Kashmiri traders to leave Mussoorie by February-end (next year). On Thursday, we shall give a memorandum to the Mussoorie SDM on this,” Panwar said.

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    Sushil Misra
    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm
    Many Kashmiri men and women are being paid every day a generous amount of money for doing anti Indian activities. They are now addicted to get money in lieu of indulging in activities against their country. This is now causing reaction in the youth who are loyal to the country and have reached the limit of their tolerance. Unfortunately the older generation of Kashmiris instead of weaning away their youth from anti national activities are now very complacent - in fact some of them are also themselves indulging in these acts - since they are in the payroll of our neighbour.
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      Lovely
      Jul 20, 2017 at 10:03 pm
      IE is for Phakis?
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        Lovely
        Jul 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm
        This black powder is Phaki not local. Where is your Baghdadi hidden in Phak like Bin Laden?
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          sanjay joshi
          Jul 20, 2017 at 2:04 pm
          see how the Indian Express is spicing the news with the headline "BJP wing, Hindu Jagran Manch shut Kashmiri’s shop in Mussoorie" Fact is that the local traders’ body (the Mussoorie Traders Welfare Association) went to the police station to file a complaint against him he posted anti Indian and pro pakistani Army comments on his Facebook account
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            blackpower
            Jul 20, 2017 at 2:25 pm
            has that been verified validated certified authority? has the court passed judgement? or is it instant justice like your vigilantes dispensing justice on the roads - murder and mayhem, rape and torture, mutilation - devastating lives of innocents. can you please confirm if the consitution has been replaced by manucode? if godse has replaced gandhi as the father of the nation? are you also a cow vigilante?
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              Lovely
              Jul 20, 2017 at 9:58 pm
              Yes I am Phaki vigilante.
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            sanjay joshi
            Jul 20, 2017 at 1:55 pm
            can anyone shout Hindustan Jindabad in Kashmir valley ?
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              blackpower
              Jul 20, 2017 at 2:33 pm
              whats the big deal? is it going to chnage your life? is it going to change anyone elses life? has that go you sudden wealth? what will you transform into? why dont you focus on perpetual issues such as the evils of the caste system, overpopulation, corruption, female foeticide, gender discrimination, the garbage and filth on our streets, your holy cows roaming on the roads spewing out dung and piss, and a whole host of problems
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              blackpower
              Jul 20, 2017 at 11:49 am
              long live hindootva! long live gau rakshaks! long live lumpen saffronites. manucode to replace indian cons ution and the indian penal code. cow dung and cowp!ss to replace medicines. saffron vigilantes to replace police and judiciary. soon we shall have a fourfooted cow as the PM and President. ghettoisation of minorites and lowcastes. instant justice on the streets - lynching, rumour mongering, hang em from the lamp post, burn them alive, rape their women, rip out their foetuses - oh what joy what pride these saffronites take in targeting innocents...a brave new hindootva world - the mirror image of shariat pakistan
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                blackpower
                Jul 20, 2017 at 11:51 am
                godse to replace gandhi as the father of the nation
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                  Lovely
                  Jul 20, 2017 at 9:59 pm
                  Baghdadi will be father of Phakistan
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                Jihadi hormonal renuka
                Jul 20, 2017 at 11:25 am
                Very good, jihadists shud not be allowed to earn money for jihad. Fck musslemna traders they are terrorists
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                  Archer Sadge
                  Jul 20, 2017 at 11:11 am
                  Shameful. We are going the Pakistan way. BJP hooligans are going to destroy India and all that we stand for.
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