6 Hindus were injured when a Krishna Dol festival procession was attacked with stones by Muslims in UP’s Barabanki district. Heavy police has been deployed in the area, while 4 men have been arrested thus far – Alam, Sahnoor, Rauf, Munnu.
Ramdin, resident of village Gaura Salek in Mohammadpur Khala police station area, had kept a Krishna Dol (swing with murti of Sri Krishna) at his house. On Friday evening, villagers were taking out a procession of this Krishna Dol. As the procession was passing through nearby village Gandhipur, some Muslims blocked the way and a dispute erupted. Police reached the spot and calmed the situation, allowing the procession to proceed.
Police then left the spot. When the procession was on its way back, as soon as it reached near a mosque, some people started pelting stones. Gaya Prasad, Mukesh, Rajesh, Dinesh, Ramkishor, Anil Kumar got injured.
Locals are questioning why police left the spot before the procession was completed. Authorities are saying that those arrested were pelting stones from within their house. FIR will be lodged after a written complaint is received.
Attacks on Hindu religious processions are a common occurrence across Bharat. Recently, MP Hukmdev Narayan Yadav had recounted few incidents from his constituency in Bihar wherein Hindu devotees were prevented from taking out religious processions through public roads in Muslim areas, and even police was left helpless. Watch the relevant portion of MP’s speech in parliament –
Here are some other recent incidents of mob attacks on Hindu festivals and religious/cultural processions that HinduPost has reported, or which are collated from other sources –
Aug 2017 – Ganpati Procession Attacked in Vadodra Gujarat – Arson, Stone Pelting Leave Many Injured
Aug 2017 – Hindus prevented from celebrating Aadi festival in Muslim-majority conclave in Salem, TN
July 2017 – Jehadis Murder Amarnath Yatris
July 2017 – Meat thrown in route of Kanwariyas in Saharanpur, UP
April 2017 – Riots in West Bengal in retaliation over Ram Navami processions
April 2017 – Communal clashes in Saharanpur after Muslim opposition to Ambedkar Jayanti procession
Feb 2017 – Students attacked for celebrating Saraswati Puja in a West Bengal Government school
Oct 2016 – Atleast 12 Communal Riots in West Bengal Over Muharram-Durga Puja Tensions
Dec 2016 – Eid-e-Milad Triggers Rioting Against Hindus in West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka
Oct 2016 – Maa Durga Murti Desecrated in Howrah West Bengal, Urinated Upon
Oct 2016 – Tension in Gonda, UP after Durga procession attacked with stones
April 2016 – Hindus Attacked, Temples Vandalized during Ram Navmi celebrations in Buldhana, Maharashtra
April 2016 – Ram Navami procession in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand attacked for playing “hyper-nationalistic” songs while passing through a Muslim area
Feb 2016 – Muslims Attack Hindu Dalits During Sant Ravidas Procession in UP
Sept 2015 – Ganesh procession attacked in Mudhol, Karnataka
April 2015 – Hanuman Jayanti procession attacked with stones and acid in Neemuch, MP
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