Where Were You When The Batla House Encounter Happened in 2008?

Aug 14, 2019, 11:21 AM
Nikhil Advani’s action thriller starring John Abraham — Batla House which is inspired by the real events from Operation Batla House is releasing on 15 August. It’s been 11 years since the encounter but many questions still remain unanswered.

On 13 September, 2008 five bombs exploded in various parts of Delhi between 6-6:30 pm. Indian Mujahideen a terrorist organization took responsibility for it. And six days later a team of seven members of the Delhi police and led by Special Cell inspector Mohan Chand Sharma carried out the Batla House encounter or Operation Batla House.

Two young boys from Azamgarh - Atif Ameen who was a student of Jamia and Mohammad Sajid a minor said to be members of Indian Mujahideen who were responsible for several bomb blasts were killed in the encounter. Inspector Sharma who was also injured in the incident later succumbed to his injuries in the Holy Family hospital.

There's not one straight or standard version to how the Batla House encounter actually happened. Was it a fake encounter or a real one? What happened on 8 September 2008?

In this episode of Where Were You When, students and professors of Jamia Millia Islamia University and residents of Batla House tell us their version of what they saw during the encounter and how it changed people’s perceptions. Tune in!