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By Abdul hafiz lakhani Ahmedabad
PM Narendra Modi’s brain child Vibarant Gujarat will be held in the State this time under the leadership of New CM Anandiben patel.At this time when western diplomats and investors are making a beeline to seek favours from Gujarat , Muslims are not allowed to do meat business and egg business in Palitana about 100 KM. from Bhavnagar.
More over 10 Gujarati Muslim traders have alleged having been forced to close down businesses over past one month. The latest complaint was been filed on Thursday by hotelier Mustafa Patel, who claims to have shut down his Jyoti Hotel on Viramgam highway, 90 minute drive from ahmedabad, after receiving threats.His petition says that despite court orders Police has refused to provide him protection.
Confirming that the Commission has received complaints related to preventing people to operate their businesses, chairman Wajahat Habibullah said he has sought reports form Gujarat Government.
Earlier the Commission had received complaints from nine traders of Chhota Udepur, alleging their businesses have been ruined. The complaint says, that sarpanch of village Baroj, Jayanti Rathwa engineered a riot in the area to take away the luxury Transportbusiness from his competitor Irfan Abdul Ghani. The region witnessed communal clashes following a minor altercation between adivasis and muslims.
Many minority industries were attacked, set to fire. SP, DIG went there, FIRs were lodged but till today no one has been arrested,” adds the complaint.
Muslims and Advisasi have lived together in the area for centuries and smell a conspiracy to create bad blood by forcing minority community out of business in the region.
Those who have been forced to close down their business are Kasim Ahmed (scrap dealer), Ahmed Airf (minerals), Farooq Bhai (power production unit), Yakub Mohammad (mineral production), Saifudin Ali (power production), Ahmed Khoka (power), Shabir Bhai (mineral production), Majid Khan (power) and Harun Abdul Malajher (mines).
Reacting strongly to the complaints to the NCM, Gujarat government spokesperson and state Finance minister Nitin Patel refuted all the claims. “There are thousands of minority traders and merchants prospering in Gujarat. Hundreds are doing their business in the walled city areas of Ahmedabad.
Let us come back to Palitana,– a sacred place for Jain community. There is a very famous temple. jains come from all over the country and even from aboard. in Temple vicinity, meat and eggs are not allowed but in rest of town why Muslims are not allowed to do the business of meat? reently in Ahmedabad city, all slaughter houses and meat shops were forced to close on account of Jain festival for about a week.