Gujarat Police tell Gujarat High Court public flogging of Muslim men was done to maintain peace

In an affidavit, Rajesh Kumar Gadhiya, Superintendent of Police, stated that the Muslim men, along with 159 members of their community, had conspired to disrupt a Garba event to create fear among the Hindu community.
Gujarat High Court
Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat Police has justified its public flogging of five Muslim men in October last year, submitting before the Gujarat High Court that it was done to maintain peace and harmony in the area [Jahirmiya Rehamumiya Malek vs State of Gujarat].

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