Muzaffarnagar riots: Muslim and Jat leaders agree to take back riot cases after meeting Mulayam Singh Yadav

MUZAFFARNAGAR: The leaders of both the Muslim community and Jat community of Muzaffarnagar agreed to take back cases registered during 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. The decision comes just five days after they met Mulayam Singh Yadav, the SP Supremo, at his Delhi residence.

According to the news report of Times of India, the decision was taken by the people of five villages which were worst affected by the riots. These villages include Kutba, Kutbi, Purbaliyan, Kakda, Hadoli.

“I was at Mulayam Singh Yadav’s house too. Vipin Balian had invited me. Many other Jat and Muslim leaders who want peace in the region were also present there. I agree to their compromise formula,” said Mohammad Hassan, a riot victim from Kutba village who lost his mother in the riot.

The decision agreed by the leaders of the communities will result in withdrawal of 29 cases of these five villages.

The riots had the affect of displacing more than 50,000, and resulted into death of 63 people. 1400 people were booked under various cases during the riots.

Vipin Balian, president of Rashtriya Jaat Sanrakshan Samiti, “As decided at Mulayam Singh’s house in Delhi, people from five worst riot-hit villages agreed for a compromise on Sunday. Now, the residents will submit affidavits in courts on the next hearing. This compromise will lead to settlement of more cases in the region following years of unrest.”

During the meeting held between the leaders of the communities on Sunday, there were other prominent leaders like Former Samajwadi Party MP Ameer Alam, SP MLA Nawajish Alam, former BSP MP Kadir Rana and former Congress MP Harendra Singh Malik, who is a prominent Jat leader.