Muslims arrested for offering afternoon prayer

On February 16, Muslims of Talekhan village, Lingsagur Tehsil, Raichur District in Karnataka had gathered for the Jummah namaz in the afternoon when members of RSS barged in and beat up the worshippers and drove them away. Then, the miscreants set fire to the prayer mats, the green flags of the adjacent dargah, wall posters of Kaaba and other materials inside the mosque. They even beat up some of the villagers who tried to stop them and filed a complaint with the police alleging that they were celebrating the Pulwama bomb blast and raised Pro-Pakistan slogans.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 6 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Place of worship Was cross FIR filed Yes :An FIR was filed against the 6 accused under sections 143, 147, 120(A), 124(A), 504 and 149 of the IPC.
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

The mosque stood on Wakf property so the Wakf board filed an FIR against the perpetrator but the police mentioned the perpetrators' as 'unknown' even after evidence showed their faces clearly.

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory Current status Trial ongoing
Charges Filed Other details The bail petition for the accused was filed on March 5th and is now scheduled for hearing on March 25.
judgement Reference other information A petition was filed by the Hindu Jagran Vedica group for the release of the perpetrators.
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Date of incident: February 16, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious festivals/worship
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Harassment
  • People leaving traditional food habits/Livelihood/Property
  • Physical assault
  • Unlawful Detention
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Khaja Sab, Basha Sab, Hussain Sab, Rahim Sab, Budne Sab and Hussain Sab
    Name of Perpetrator Mahantesh Bhajantri
    State Karnataka
    District/City Raichur
    Party In Power / Incidents JDS - Janata Dal (Secular)
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