Jihadi’s oppossed Hanuman Jayanthi celebrations , Hindu- Muslim clashes leaving 20 injured

via Courtesy: Hindu Existence published on March 28, 2010

At least 20 people including eight journalists were injured as clashes between irate mobs belonging to two communities continued at several places in the Old City for the second successive day on Sunday on March 28, 2010.

A street in the old city area were seen fully decorated with saffron flags for the Hanuman Jyanti festival which irritated  the fanatic Muslim who tried to destroy the “Mahavir Jhandas” and attacked the organisers of the festival. Riots subsequently broke out in the area. Generally, the Hindus observe the Mahavir Hanumat Jayanti after the observation of Ram Navami Festival in large scale. As Hyderabad is a Muslim dominated area with a good numbers of fundamental Muslims leaders in national level, the Hindus are generally denied to observe their festivals in a trouble-free situation. However the instigators  began the trouble in Moosa Bowli area when a rumor was aired for removing green flags and putting up saffron flags instead.

All the injured were treated as out-patients in Osmania General Hospital and discharged after treatment. Equipment of a daily’s photographer too was smashed in the melee. Few shops were also selectively targeted and burnt by mobs in Begum Bazar.

Yesterday’s  communal incident over putting up of flags by a community and resisted by another in Moosabowli and Hussainialam spread to other areas like Mylardevpalli in Rajendernagar, Siddiambar Bazar, Afzalgunz and environs today.

Stone pelting took place sporadically even as small gangs moved around menacingly in certain lanes beating up whoever they came across, eye witnesses said. Innocent passersby on roads were being dragged out of vehicles and being beaten up even as rumours flew thick and fast about religious places coming under attack further heightening tensions.

Vehicles including six cars and a two-wheeler were reportedly burnt in a few places even as police rushed forces like Rapid Action Force (RAF) contingents to the troubled spots. Senior police officials are camping near Charminar to bring the situation under control.

Although traffic was moving, all the shops along with fuel filling stations remained shut in most parts of the Old city.

Local Hanuman Jayanti Organizers vehemently protested over the arrests of innocent Hindus and demanded an administrative or police investigation about the anti Hindu activities up-growing in Hyderabad and adjacent areas by the fanatical Muslims. They categorically hope a Hindu-Muslim harmony in the whole area as the Hindus aspire it. But not in the name of humiliation and persecution upon Hindus in Hyderabad or anywhere in India.

At latest the situation is under control as per available report.

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