Leicester Police had ‘challenged’ 4 out of 10 key points from my tweet thread. Post which I gave them all info about the ‘acid attack’ threats: locations, a video & screenshots of few conversations.
1. A Sergeant from East Leicester area has confirmed to me that they’re “aware of rumours that circulated within the previous two weeks regarding people carrying acid, this was investigated and there is no evidence to support this claim”.
However, in their public reply on my thread they didn’t mention that they’re aware of it since two weeks, and that they’ve carried out investigations on this.
The Sergeant further informed me about the reassurance messages they’ve sent to locals around this.
2. The Police replied on my thread about them not advising against displaying Diwali decorations.
I’ve sent the Police the communications received by Hindu families—during peak violence—clearly stating that Police has asked to remove/hide the decorations for time being.
Post which the decorations were removed. They’ve not yet replied on that communication text. However, since 2-4 days Diwali decorations are back.
The ones who’ve left Leicester are still not willing to return tho. I will write in depth about their reasons in other thread.
3. The Police replied on my thread that they could not reach the person pulling down the flag from a Hindu temple, as they were dealing with a large crowd.
I won’t say anything on this as the full video of the incident is already available.
4. The Police replied on my thread that “Navratri is going smoothly in East Leicester, and people in great numbers are attending the events”.
They deleted this fourth reply within an hour after posting it.
Truth is various Navratri events saw less people during initial days.
The current status on the other points in my thread:
The families who’ve moved out from Leicester have not returned, and are not willing to for now.
Less public movement is visible in the worst affected areas—based on photos I’ve received on Sunday.
Hindus are still receiving hate messages, due to anti-Hindu material and fake news spread by the likes of Majid Freeman & others, who openly support ISIS/Al-Qaeda.
Ironically, the British media covered the entire Leicester violence from the lens of such people.
Like few Hindus from Leicester and London told me, “We are on our own. You won’t even know and they will label you with anything they want, call you ‘Pajeet’, and even before you can react they’ll spread fake news about you, and you’re done”.
“We are marked. We know that. We saw that. They know us. They know our daily lives.”
This is the brutal truth, deeply buried by the media—which continues to amplify stories seeded by the perpetrators to project them as victims, the over-exposed global toolkit that is.