Locals allegedly forced to stop azaan in mosque

A group of people came banging on a mosque's doors when the call to prayer (azaan) was being made in Bori sarai village of Khandwa district in Madhya Pradesh. There were only 3 people in the mosque which was in accordance with the government order. All the three of them were called outside and beaten up while being verbally abused. Threats were made by the perpetrators that they would kill anyone who continued to pray in mosques. A lock was put up on the door of the mosque by one of the perpetrators while they verbally abused the Muslims present. Despite Inspector Sandeep Meena being present at the location, he took no action.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 3 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 Police is allegedly part of the Perpetrator(s) Current status Under investigation
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Main Information
Date of incident: April 29, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious festivals/worship
  • Harassment
  • Hate Speech / Slander
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 3
    Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Shyam Patel and others
    State Madhya Pradesh
    District/City Khandwa
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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