Ground Report | New Delhi: Communal tension Narmadapuram; A 50-year-old Muslim shrine, allegedly inspired by Hindutva ideology, was vandalized and painted saffron. The incident took place in the Narmadapuram (Hoshangabad) district of Madhya Pradesh in the early hours of Saturday.
Narmadapuram – both the district and its headquarters – was called Hoshangabad until February this year, when the central government approved the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government’s decision to rename it.
The caretaker of the shrine, Abdul Sattar, is quoted by The Indian Express as saying that he was informed by locals at 6 am on Sunday that the temple’s minaret, tomb and entrance had been painted saffron, its wooden doors were broken. are gone and thrown into Maru. A hand pump was uprooted in the river and the premises.
The villagers complained to the police but reportedly got no response until they blocked the traffic on State Highway 22.
Later, the police registered an FIR under the Indian Penal Code section 295 (a) (willful and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).
Additional Superintendent of Police Awadhesh Pratap Singh said that after inspecting the structure located about 40 km away from Bhopal, a case has been registered against unknown people.
Singh said, ‘A case has been registered against unknown persons under section 295 (a) of the Indian Penal Code (for willful and malicious acts, with intent to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion and religious beliefs). Gone,’ said Singh.
Some members of the Muslim community demonstrated against vandalism. He alleged that the police did not act when he filed a complaint and the case was registered only after the protesters blocked the state highway. (Communal tension Narmadapuram)