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called “terrorist” is almost every kashmiri students story : Landlady Abuse and Violence, called her TERRORIST in Delhi : Report

‘Called Terrorist’: Kashmiri Woman in Delhi Accuses Landlady of Abuse and Violence

Being called a “terrorist” is almost every kashmiri students story

Noor Bhat
The SHO Amar Colony downplayed the incident saying a dispute between the two sides has been going on for some days. It’s related to non-payment of dues, according to him.

Zafar Aafaq | Clarion India

NEW DELHI — An argument between a landlady and her tenant ended up the former calling the latter a ‘terrorist’ just because the tenant, a girl student, happens to be from Kashmir.

The argument between the two was over “trespassing” and “rent dispute” at a flat in South Delhi’s East of Kailash neighbourhood which comes under Amar Colony police station. The incident happened at around 8 pm on Wednesday.

Noor Bhat, belonging to Srinagar in Kashmir, told Clarion India that the landlady calling her a terrorist hurt her deeply. A recent pass out of Amity University, Noor alleged that the landlady barged into her flat in her absence and took out her furniture and other belongings including her passport and clothes.

Noor
@noorbhat1998
So my landlady enters my house along with a man , that i have never seen in my whole life and starts to call me and my friends ‘TERRORISTS’ just because we are from KASHMIR that too, in front of a police official. They trespassed, broke in and our money, furniture.

Noor
@noorbhat1998
This is her and the man. She threatened me that she will burn my face with the cigarette she was smoking and she told me she would throw me from the balcony

Noor
@noorbhat1998
So my landlady enters my house along with a man , that i have never seen in my whole life and starts to call me and my friends ‘TERRORISTS’ just because we are from KASHMIR that too, in front of a police official. They trespassed, broke in and our money, furniture.

Noor
@noorbhat1998

Then she framed us for stealing the furniture, which she herself took from here in our absence . She is calling us names, abusing us and provoking us .

Noor
@noorbhat1998

The man literally pushed me and the landlady as well tried to attack me , all in front of DELHI POLICE

Noor
@noorbhat1998

sad to see how people only fuck w you when it’s convenient for them!!

Shortly after the incident Noor posted a series of tweets on social media narrating her ordeal. The tweet instantly went viral as people came out in her support.

Noor said she was at her cousin’s place in Kalkaji when she got a call from the landlady who alerted her that there has been a robbery in the building and that she should come home.

But moments later, Noor again got another call from the landlady and this time she told her, “It is not robbery but we have broken the door of your flat and taken out the furniture and other stuff.”

A shocked Noor reached her flat only to find that the door was actually broken and her belongings were missing. The first thing she did was to video record the scene and call the police.

Swati Maliwal
@SwatiJaiHind
दिल्ली में एक कश्मीरी लड़की पर मकान मालिकों द्वारा मारपीट और बदतमीज़ी की घटना सामने आई है। हम दिल्ली पुलिस को नोटिस इशू कर रहे हैं, मामले में FIR हो और जल्द से जल्द दोषियों पर कार्यवाई हो।

In the meanwhile the landlady came in with a constable. A man, stranger to Noor, also accompanied her. “We told her you are our landlady, we would speak with you only. Send this man first,” Noor said. At this the landlady allegedly started verbal abuses using racial, political and ethnic slurs. “You are a terrorist, you spread terrorism. Your father is a terrorist. Mulle Kashmiri,” Noor quoted her as shouting at her.

Mulle is a pejorative term for Muslims in India.

The landlady also grabbed Noor by her shoulder and gave scratches on her body and yanked her hair, Noor alleged.

“I was deeply hurt by this behaviour,” she said alleging, “It looked like a hate crime.”

Clarion India’s attempts to reach out to the landlady to get her version did not mature.

Clarion India spoke with the Special House Officer of Amar Colony police station. The SHO downplayed the incident saying a dispute between the two sides has been going on for some days. It’s related to non-payment of dues, according to him. He said that they have heard the complaint but have not filed an FIR. “We have asked both parties to come to the police station on Thursday morning. We will hear them and then proceed.”

Noor said she has cleared all the dues until last month and she can prove it with documents. “The rent is transferred through bank account and electricity bills through BSES,” she said.

Noor said that she was grateful for the support she got on social media after her tweet went viral. She said when she posted the tweet she did not know that it was going to attract such a huge response. “I would not have posted it on Twitter if she had not called me a terrorist. I thought people should know it and I am glad for the support I received.”

Nasir Khuehami, spokesperson of the Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) condemned the incident as he said that the association is ready to assist the victim in every possible way. He also sad that discrimination against Kashmiri students living in Indian cities must stop.

Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, Swati Maliwal, took suo-moto cognizance of the matter and issued a notice to the Delhi Police. She said through a tweet that the police is being asked to file FIR and take action against the culprits.

Meanwhile, Police has registered a case on the allegations made by the woman and have started an investigation, reports IANS.

Noor Bhat has given a written complaint and a case u/s 448/380/457/323/509 IPC has been registered at PS Amar Colony and the same is being investigated,” said R.P. Meena, DCP South East.

The landlady too filed a police complaint, which is also being looked into, said the officials.

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