As is the norm with all Hindu festival celebrations in Bharat these days, two different attacks have been reported on Dussehra & Durga Puja processions in Malpura, Rajasthan and Balrampur, UP respectively.
Ram Yatra attacked in Tonk
In Malpura town of Tonk district, Hindus were taking out a Dussehra procession on Tuesday when stones were pelted on them by Muslim men as they reached Toda Road in Sadat Mohalla. The situation quickly turned worse and people were attacked with lathis as well, reports India TV .
Heavy police force was rushed to control the situation and curfew has been imposed in the area. Hindus under leadership of MLA Kanhaiya Lal Chowdhury (BJP) refused to burn the effigy of Ravan till the attackers were arrested. Despite attempts by senior police and administration officials to pacify them, they refused to budge from their demand till late in the night.
HORROR in Tonk,Rajathan
Muselim Mob Started to Lynch Hindus with taking out dusshera procession
Just because this area is Peaceful dominated they will stone hindus for celebrating their religion ?
Sir @narendramodi where shud HINDUS go?
All state govts r failing us!@AmitShah pic.twitter.com/PGW3zsk8o8
— Ritu (सत्यसाधक) #EqualRightsForHindus (@RituRathaur) October 9, 2019
As tension spread through the town, some shops were also torched. Patrika reports that earlier on Tuesday morning, a city contractor was prevented from installing CCTV cameras at prominent junctions and routes in Sadat Mohalla by some Muslim youth.
Durga Puja procession attacked in Balrampur
In Balrampur, UP, a Durga Puja visarjan procession was attacked with heavy stone-pelting while passing in front of a mosque. Police have arrested 8 people thus far.
— सुशील बाजपेयी अधिवक्ता। (@advocatesushil9) October 8, 2019
The visarjan was finally completed under police protection.
Last year too, communal disturbance was observed in this district when a procession going for Durga murti immersion near the Indo-Nepal border was attacked with stones and over 10 people were injured.
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