Muslim Activist's Home Demolished in India Following Protests Over Prophet Muhammad Remarks

The home of a Muslim activist was demolished by authorities in Uttar Pradesh, India, on June 12, following protests over comments made by two government officials about the Prophet Muhammad.

Footage by local resident Abu Sheezu shows the activist’s home reduced to rubble by a JCB in Prayagraj.

Indian media reported the home demolished on Sunday belonged to Javed Ahmed, a local leader accused of organizing June 10 protests against remarks about the Prophet Muhammad by Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal, who have been suspended from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

A demolition notice said the property had been “illegally constructed”, according to ANI News.

Ahmed’s home was one of three demolished over the weekend following the protests, according to the Times of India. Credit: Abu Sheezu via Storyful