In a repeat of an incident of stone-pelting and communal clash reported from Ujjain on December 25, a rally taken out by a Hindu organisation in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on Tuesday for collecting donations for the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya was attacked with stones.
According to Bhaskar, the incident occurred around 1pm at Chandankhedi village, when a Hindu organisation took out a rally for collecting donations. Some people in the rally reportedly got into a dispute with some people of another community.
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Around 2pm, some members of the organization reportedly started reading Hanuman Chalisa before a mosque. Some policemen were also present at that time. This flared up communal tensions in the area. In no time, the rally was attacked with stones and sticks.
On receiving the information of the attack, several police officers along with a team of 50 policemen reached the spot. More than 12 people have reportedly been injured in the attack. Following the attack on the rally, some people from the organization sat on protest demanding arrest of the culprits.
DIG Harinarayan Chari Mishra said the culprits will be booked under the National Security Act (NSA).
Similarly, on December 25, a Hindu rally was attacked with stones in the Muslim-majority Begumbagh area of Ujjain.
Some Hindus had taken out Ramnidhi Sangrahan rally for collecting donations for Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. The Muslim mob that included women and children not just hurled stones at the rally but also vandalized the vehicles left behind by some people in the rally as they ran for their lives.
However, taking stringent action against the culprits who pelted stones at the rally, the police demolished an illegal house in the Begumbagh area that was used for hurling stones at the rally.
Four people named Ayaz Mohammad, Wasim Aslam, Shadab Akram and Altu Aslam have been booked by Madhya Pradesh police under the NSA.