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Ahead of Delhi Assembly polls, Hauz Qazi incident exposes AAP's poor grasp over minority votes; communal tension may damage party's chances...
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Ahead of Delhi Assembly polls, Hauz Qazi incident exposes AAP's poor grasp over minority votes; communal tension may damage party's chances
Politics Pallavi Rebbapragada Jul 05, 2019 16:26:07 IST
Hauz Qazi, a congested commercial cluster in Old Delhi's Chawri Bazar. In its depths is a metro station, which is surrounded by slim roads where rickshaws and tempos vie for passage. Lanes come together in a labyrinth of hardware stores where from safety helmets, roller skates, air-pressure pumps to knobs and handles and wedding cards are stocked by the droves. A key trade hub where the footfall of buyers from around the city and the country is high. Old Delhi's streets, home to Ghalib and Zauq's literary rivalry, is the habitat of the Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb.
A parking tiff between two individuals snowballed into a communal flare-up when stones hit the windows of a Durga temple in Old Delhi's Lal Kuan Bazaar on the last night of June. More than 600 personnel, including CRPF jawans and Delhi Police officers, have been deployed in the area. The Delhi Police arrested nine people, including 4 juveniles, in connection with the row. The scuffle broke out after 20-year-old Mohammed parked his scooter in front of a building on the intervening night of 30 June-1 July. Sanjeev Gupta, a resident of the building, objected and asked Mohammed to park his scooter somewhere else.
Cabinet Minister and Delhi BJP leader Harsh Vardhan visited the area the next day and assured the locals that those who have vandalised the temple won't be spared. Union Home Minister Amit Shah summoned and reprimanded the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik. The incident that could have died as a street fight made national headlines about communal tension and the state machinery's agile attempts to suppress it....