Muslim Youth Unlawfully Detained

It has been reported by activists post the Delhi pogrom of 2020 that a large number of Muslim youths have been randomly picked up from the streets and houses for their alleged involvement. Residents have claimed that police has been detaining, close to 5-6 youngsters from every area. They have been coercing them to accept that they committed acts of violence. The victims family members have been mostly frequenting the Dayalpur Police Station. Moreover, it has also been reported that denial of legal access over extended periods is a common feature in all the testimonies.


Select Nature of Violence
Unlawful Detention
Name of the victim :
Shahdab Alam, Dilshad Ali, Arshad
Name of Perpetrator
Source of information
News Report
Number of victims
Location of incident
Private Residence
Perpetrator Organizational
Investigating agency
Delhi Police
Role of police
Police is allegedly part of the Perpetrator(s)
Charges Filed
Judgement Reference
Place of incident
Private Residence
Identity of victim
Was cross FIR filed
Details of the FIR
Victim's lawyer
Current status
Not known
Other details
Other information
Civil society reports
Lawyers Against Atrocities (LAA) led a four-member team of law students, research scholars and teachers on a fact-finding in Kardampuri and Kabir Nagar in North-East Delhi on March 11th 2020
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Date Submitted
2020-03-30 20:02:27
Causal factors
Religious identity