Communal Tension arose when people prayed

24 March 2020, Mumbai: In a first during the state lockdown of Maharashtra due to Covid-19, a masjid saw stones pelted at it after Isha prayers. Those throwing stones said that they were doing so because prayers in congregation were going on in masjid's whereas no such activity was allowed in temples. The fighting went on to such an extent that Police had to fire five rounds of ammunition in order to diffuse the crowd after which the whole area was barricaded. Vehicles around the masjid were burnt after which a curfew was imposed for two days in the area. It has to be noted that the Govt. had issued a lockdown before the congregation took place and this was seen as a defiance of that order. Five people were injured in the process.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 5 Identity of victim Hindu
Number of victims 5 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Place of worship Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :Imposed Sec. 144 for two days. Current status
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Main Information
Date of incident: March 24, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious festivals/worship
  • Breaking vehicles
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Dispute over Places of Worship
  • No. of People Injured 5
    Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State Maharashtra
    District/City MumbaiCity
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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