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Attempt to install hindu idol inside dargah - DOTO

Attempt to install hindu idol inside dargah

Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch saw violence on May 16, after a group of people attempted to install an idol of the Hindu deity Hanuman near a Muslim dargah. there was stone pelting and arson before that. A motorcycle and a cooler at the dargah located in the Purani Kachahari area were set on fire. The dargah is reportedly a century old and is on Waqf-owned land. A mob is also suspected to have targeted religious places in the Court Mohalla area of Neemuch. A 23-year-old man, Younus, and a police officer have been injured in the violence. Superintendent Suraj Verma told that heated arguments had preceded the stone-pelting episode. He said some people placed an idol (of Hanuman) near the dargah, which led to an argument between two groups gathered at the spot, which is under the jurisdiction of the Neemuch city police station area. The police then told members of the two groups to come to the police control room for a discussion, but some allegedly started throwing stones, damaging motorcycles, Verma said. Verma told The Quint that Neemuch police have registered four FIRs, one of which was suo motu. Nine people had been taken in for interrogation. The official also said that the police will examine the CCTV footage of the area and take action against those involved in stone-pelting.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Location of incident Place of worship Was cross FIR filed Yes
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Four FIR registered

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation Current status Under investigation
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Main Information
Date of incident: May 16, 2022
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious festivals/place of worship
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Instigate Communal Riots / Clash
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Yunus Khan and Others
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State Madhya Pradesh
    District/City Neemuch
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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