How to read the Bhopal documents
The Bhopals documents are in the hands of the police and the Home Ministry and are currently being checked for any new revelations.
“We are also working on the finalisation of the documents, which will be the most crucial step in securing our freedom and the safety of our family,” said Bhojpals father-in-law, Ramasamy.
“My son has been tortured, he has been detained and is being treated as a terrorist.
He has no rights, he is a criminal.”
Ramasames family is on a mission to secure their freedom, including to get the documents.
They are trying to get a copy of the Bopal documents as they have been missing for months.
“If the documents are available, we can take them to the government and the court to prove that our son is innocent,” said Ramasam, his eyes welling with tears.
“The Bopals family needs to know what they have lost and to get it back.
If we have not secured the documents and released our son, our family will be forced to flee.”
A year of violence, conflict and isolation in the Bhojpur region A decade ago, the BOPAL family came to Bhopala, the capital of Bhopali district in southern India, after living in the village of Bhiwandi in Uttar Pradesh for a decade.
“In my first month in Bhopalia, we were given shelter and the opportunity to get married,” said the father-of-four.
“But, we did not like it.
My brother and I were forced to live separately in the same room. “
Soon after our arrival, my brother, father and me were separated.
My brother and I were forced to live separately in the same room.
My father-and-son are now living in different villages.”‘
A big step forward’In 2006, Ramachandra Bhojamani, a member of the local police force, told the family that the village’s police chief had refused to meet them.
“I am not saying that they did not do something wrong, but I think that they should have done something, so that my son and I could have a home,” he said.
The Bopalis, who were not allowed to return to their home village, have since started rebuilding their lives in Bhojjpur, where the violence began.
In September, they moved into the village where Ramasami lives.
“A year ago, I could not have imagined that I would be here today,” said his mother, Ramesh Bhoja.
“Bhopal is a big step ahead for us.
We have been working for our freedom for so many years, but we have been stuck in a limbo.”‘
They are a good family’Since the violence broke out in Bopala, which was ruled by the Hindu-Muslim majority, the area has been plagued by a cycle of violence that has left hundreds of people dead.
Bhojanis say that, from 2009, the violence intensified, with more and more Muslims killing Bhopalis, the Hindu majority, and other Bhopalingas who resisted them.
In May 2017, when the BJP government in Uttarabad was inaugurated, Bhoji was one of the first Muslims to join the party.
“This was the first time that Muslims joined the BJP and that’s why we started supporting the BJP,” said Ramesheela Bhojas.
“Now, I have a job as a teacher in the town.
I get Rs 50,000 per month.”