Jihadi riot in Thodupuzha, Srikrishna Swamy Temple attacked

published on March 26, 2010

Thodupuzha: Idukki district’s trade centre Thodupuzha plunged into tension on Friday following the violent protests of Muslim organizations over the mention in a question paper that allegedly humiliated the Prophet and Allah issued at Newman’s College in the town. Several police personnel and media workers suffered injuries in stone-pelting by the protestors and the District Administration was forced to impose prohibitory orders in the college area.

Jihadis destroyed the Stone Lamp infront of Thodupuzha Srikrishna Swamy temple.

Thousands of Jihadis rioted in Thodupuzha and destroyed public properties in response to their protest against a College over a controversial question in their question paper. The protest marches were taken out alleging that the Malayalam question paper for B.Com examination had insulting references to the Prophet and God.

Many vehicles and shops were destroyed by the Jihadis. Buses were blocked and passengers including ladies and students going for SSLC Examination were left alone in between this rioting crowd.

Jihadis attacked journalists and cameramen, Special instructions were aired through Microphones to attack the media perssonels who came to cover the Jihadi riot. Even Medical colleges and Hospitals in the area were not spared by the violent mob.

Police registered criminal case against the professor T J Joseph who prepared the question paper. He was also suspended but other teachers said he alone could not be held responsible for the mistake. “Joseph could have prepared the question paper but it had been passed by others after scrutiny. What has happened is that he has been made a scapegoat,” said a teacher.

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