After incidents of communal tension were reported in Tripura over fake news of mosques being burnt last month, the Islamists in other parts of the country have started creating ruckus as well. Reportedly, Muslims in Maharashtra’s Malegaon, Amravati, and Nanded district called ‘bandhs’ to protest against Tripura violence.
However, the bandhs quickly turned into a chaotic violence-fest, as rabid Islamists pelted stones at shops and police. According to a TOI report, in Malegaon, over a dozen people were injured, including 10 policemen. Two police personnel have been admitted to a hospital for treatment, while four people have been detained in connection with the incident so far.
Policemen injured, Islamist mob goes on a rampage:
Meanwhile, in Nanded, eight policemen, including an ASP, an inspector, and six constables were injured. Moreover, at least three vehicles were damaged in stone-pelting, while a two-wheeler was set on fire.
Open fatwas were issued to closed down whole of Malegaon and Maharashtra, otherwise people will be themselves responsible for consequences lateron.
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According to news reports, more than eight thousand people gathered outside the district collector’s office in Amravati to present a memorandum “seeking an end to atrocities against the minority community”. However, the situation spiraled into violence, and the minority community started spraying rounds of stones on the police and public.
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Maharashtra’s Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil appeared rather incompetent in his approach when he remarked, “Muslims across the state had taken out a protest march today against the violence in Tripura. During this, stone pelting was done in Nanded, Malegaon, Amaravati, and some other places. I appeal to all Hindus and Muslims to maintain peace,”
Muslims across the state had taken out a protest march today against the violence in Tripura. During this, stone pelting was done in Nanded, Malegaon, Amaravati and some other places. I appeal to all Hindus & Muslims to maintain peace: Maharashtra HM Dilip Walse Patil pic.twitter.com/VdzCwwLeEC
— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2021
Despite the chaos and that too under the nose of the ‘progressive’ Maha Vikas Aghadi government, the mainstream media has skimmed past the incident. The enthusiasm with which Tripura violence was falsely pinned on Hindu groups, is nowhere to be seen.
Tripura Hindus were protesting for their brethren in Bangladesh:
It all started in Rowa in the Panisagar subdivision of Dharmanagar district, where Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) was leading the march for the rights of Hindus who had been persecuted in Bangladesh during the recent Durga Puja attacks. While some elements in the mob did attempt to attack the mosque, they quickly were told to fall back in line.
However, by then, the fake news had spread like a wildfire that Hindus had torched a mosque. Soon, thousands of Muslims converged, and in areas like Kadamtala, attacked houses, shops, and vehicles belonging to Hindus, videos of which have also gone viral on social media platforms. In essence, the mosque was never touched, but liberals believe it has been burnt to ashes.
Muslim mob attacking Hindu locality last night raising radical Islamist slogans
144 has been imposed pic.twitter.com/0K2cYI7lJ3
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The authorities had remarked that no masjid was burnt and that the videos circulated were fake, “During yesterday’s protest rally in Panisagar, North Tripura, no masjid was burnt and the pictures being shared of burning or damaged masjid or collection of sticks etc are all fake and are not from Tripura. They may be of some countries.”
Tripura Police had also remarked that certain people were spreading fake news and rumours by using fake social media IDs. The police said that pictures being shared of burning or damaged mosques or collections of sticks, etc. were all fake and that they were not from Tripura
As a result, the Tripura government has now decided to slap UAPA on the social media users who spread misinformation and tried to incite riots and violence in the state. Meanwhile, the deafening silence of the media on the violence in Maharashtra has not gone unnoticed.