Police involved in Delhi mosque blaze incident

Dhaka, Thursday   02 April 2020


Police involved in Delhi mosque blaze incident

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:35 PM, 27 February 2020  

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Local Muslims accused local police of being involved in a recent mosques blaze incident in the Indian capital, Delhi. US news media Washington Post published this in a report.

On Sunday, a protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) of the Modi government caused a widespread clash between opposition and supporters. It then spread to extreme form and turned into communal riots.

Clashes between Muslim and extremist Hindus took place in different parts of north-east Delhi. Until the last news, 38 death cases have been reported. In addition, more than 200 people have been injured.

At least 3 mosques have been set on fire in Delhi. On the other hand, many houses and shops were also attacked and set on fire. Meanwhile, police have been accused of assisting the miscreants in the Delhi violence.

According to eyewitnesses, a Washington Post report said that the police were shouting “Jai Shri Ram” to join the raging crowd without attempting to stop the violence. At the same time, they fired openly.

Mohammad Abbas, 85, who looks after a small mosque named Farukia, told the Washington Post that a group of police officers attacked the mosque’s imam and him after prayers on Tuesday afternoon. He said policemen were abusing him as a traitor.

He said the police had vandalized the mosque and set it on fire before his eyes. Mohammad Abbas was then taken to a hospital. His whole body was bloody at that time.

“They have beaten me mercilessly,” he said. “My hand has been broken.” 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not commented on the riot situation for the past few days. Finally, he made a statement on Wednesday and urged all to remain calm. PM urged people to maintain peace and brotherhood in Delhi.