CP(M) Delegation Meets Chairperson, National Commission of Minorities


Shri Naseem Ahmad, Chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities, received a memorandum from Brinda Karat (member Polit Bureau, CPI(M), Nathu Prashad (CPI(M) Delhi State Secretariat member) and Ram Pal (CPI(M) Delhi State Committee member) in connection with the assault on three Muslim students in Ramesh Enclave when they faced violence and threats and were made to chant Mata ki Jai/ Bharat Mata ki Jai slogans. (Memo attached) This was given after a meeting with the victims by a  delegation of the CPI(M) yesterday.


Shri Naseem Ahmad expressed concern over the incident and assured that appropriate action would be taken.





Honble Chairperson Shri Naseem Ahmad and members of the Commission,


This is to draw your attention and request your intervention in the shocking case of attack on three young Muslim men, Dilkush, Naeem and Ajmal, all students in a local Madrassa in Ramesh Enclave, Delhi. They were assaulted by a gang of five men who coerced them to shout slogans like Mata ki Jai/Bharat Mata ki Jai. All three of them were badly beaten, one of them, Dilkush suffered serious fractures.


A delegation of the Delhi State Committee, CPI(M) had met the three injured students yesterday. This is clearly a hate crime motivated by hostility towards minorities. The atmosphere created by leaders of the ruling party at the Centre at different levels is the context in which such crimes are occurring.


However the FIR copy given to the victims, does not include any clauses connected with communal violence. On the contrary an effort is being made to whitewash this aspect as it has wider ramifications and to reduce the crime to a “personal dispute.”


The students are all from very poor families in Bihar who have come here to study. They are traumatized and in a state of fear.


It is essential that they are provided immediate compensation. However neither the Delhi Government nor the Central Government has taken any notice of this serious case in the capital of the country. This is a case which directly relates to an assault on minorities and therefore is within the mandate of the Minorities Commission. We request you to immediately intervene and take appropriate action.


Thanking you,


Yours sincerely,



Brinda Karat                  Nathu Prashad                        Ram Pal

Member, Polit Bureau     Member, State Secretariat             Member, Delhi

CPI(M)                           Delhi State Committee         State Committee

                                      CPI(M)                                 CPI(M)