Communal Clashes in Bhainsa Telangana

Communal VIolence broke out in Bhansia in Telangana, after a few people belonging to the Hindu community objected to prayers being held at a Mosque. The violence took place in the Shivajinagar and AP Nagar areas in Bhainsa. The perpetrators alleged that the prayers were in violation of the COVID-19 Social Distancing Rules. Local Muslims, however, say that the norms were being followed and only five people were at the mosque praying at a distance from each other. Later that night a man in an inebriated condition created nuisance near the mosque, which led to the clashes. There was stone pelting and two people were injured in the clash, one of whom is said to be in a serious condition. It is learnt that two sections thrashed each other with large sticks. Vehicles and certain houses were damaged in the clash. Some women sustained minor injuries due to pelting of the stones. Police imposed prohibitory orders and directed the people to stay indoors.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Place of worship Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
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Role of police Satisfactory :The police imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC. People were ordered to stay indoors, and a 24 hour curfew has been imposed in the area. Somewhere between 200 and 300 policemen and rapid action force wa Current status Under investigation :Around 15 people have been detained in connection with the clash.
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Date of incident: May 11, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious festivals/worship
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Demolition/Attack on property
  • Causal factors
  • Dispute over Places of Worship
  • No. of People Injured 2
    Name of the victim : Unknown
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Telangana
    District/City Hyderabad
    Party In Power / Incidents TRS - Telangana Rashtra Samithi
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