Hyderabad: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has registered a case following a complaint against the state government’s alleged inaction in the communal violence reported in Bhainsa in Telangana’s Nirmal district.
The NHRC was acting on a complaint filed by city-based advocate K. Karuna Sagar, who also demanded compensation for the victims following the clashes. According to his complaint, a certain community was attacked and their houses burnt in Bhainsa town. “The mob threw stones at the houses which were on fire besides looting the properties. Families lost their bikes, clothes, households, and more. The incident has also left many policemen injured who were attacked during the clashes. This is a direct violation of human rights,” he said.
The NHRC officials on 12 February registered a case and have ordered an inquiry.
What happened at Bhainsa municipality in Nirmal district?
Ahead of the Telangana municipal elections, people belonging to two communities clashed at Bhainsa town. Close to five police, including Nirmal SP C. Shashidahr Raju, DSP K. Narsing Rao, and circle inspector Venugopal Rao, were injured in the violence. The skirmish was over a bike race between youngsters from one community. The racers got into an argument with members from the other community who tried to stop them.
In a statement, the Nirmal SP said, “Some stone-pelting incidents between people from two communities were reported. At around 11.30 p.m a few houses and vehicles were set ablaze by some miscreants. Nirmal police rushed to the spot. Five on-duty cops suffered injuries.”
According to the police, the situation was brought under control at around 3 a.m. “Nirmal police and the district collector inspected the entire affected area and assured the inhabitants that action will be taken against the culprits after an inquiry,” the SP said.