Red ‘cross marks’ create panic in Muslim societies of Gujarat!!!; heres more
Red ‘cross marks’ appeared mysteriously on main gates of societies of Muslims living in Hindu neighborhood. The incident created enough panic amidst the residents in a poll bound state.
But the reason turned out to be as benign because it had been painted by the civic body’s sanitation staff. The city police swung into action after residents of one such society in Paldi area Ahmedabad wrote a letter on Monday to the Election Commission and the city’s police commissioner, urging them to inquire the matter.
The residents wrote in the letter that they feared it (putting the marks) was done with a “clear purpose to identify Muslims living in that area” ahead of the assembly polls in Gujarat next month.
However, the police said the marks were put up to identify the societies which would be covered under the civic body’s Global Positioning System-based waste collection system.
After the probe, the police said, it learnt that such cross marks in red colour were painted not only in Muslim societies but also on the gates of Hindu societies in Paldi area for the implementation of the waste collection project by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) staff.
However, the residents who wrote the letter to EC, alleged that such markings might be an attempt to disturb the peace in the area ahead of the polls.
According to Uvesh Sareshwala, who lives in the building, there was fear and panic among Muslims when they found red marks on the main gates.>