Sunday, September 28, 2008

Muslims living in constant fear in Delhi

By Qanita Iram

A large number of Muslims are living in constant fear in Delhi following the Jamia Nagar encounter almost ten days ago. They still feel very scared venturing out of their homes at night.

Large number of police deployed in the area scares them instead of giving them the feeling of security. The Eid that is just two days from now has not been able to bring out the shoppers from their homes as people are not in celebration mood any more.

The markets of Batla House, Zakir Nagar and Joga Bai that used to be full of shoppers from 10 in the morning to as late as1 am in the night seem deserted and very few shops remain open beyond 10 pm despite it being the last ashra (last 10 days) of the Holy month of Ramadan.

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