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Harisul Haque of Batla House

Batla House graveyard case: Latest updates on Harisul Haque

Harisul Haq Chaudhry, president of Batla House Graveyard Committee, who was attacked by unidentified people at Batla House graveyard at about 1:15 pm on Wednesday where he was present with other locals over how much space should be left, is now out of danger, according to his brother.

Navedul Haque told OKHLATIMES that his brother is undergoing treatment at ICU of Holy Hospital where he was rushed after being attacked mercilessly by a few people. “Now he is recovering. He is talking to people. He got seven stitches on head and five on forehead. The attack was unexpected and took everybody by surprise, including police. The disagreement arose over giving space. First women came and then the men who attacked him with iron rods,” he said.

Boundaries are being erected on the graveyard that for more than 20 years has been non-functional. The work was started by then Congress Okhla MLA Asif Md Khan that continues in the AAP’s regime too.

The detail about the attack was posted on the social media by Harisul’s colleagues Muslim Mohammad with photos. Later on Ameeque Jamei and many Jamia staff rushed to the hospital after coming to know about the attack as Harisul is not only a Jamia alumnus but also a teacher at Jamia School.

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