Fanatics include issue related to Hindus taking out a march in support of ‘Gorakshak’ Vaibhav Raut
Nalasopara : Fanatics sought permission from police to protest against local issues; but in their letter, they also included protesting against taking out a march in support of ‘Gorakshak’ Vaibhav Raut and mob-lynching of Tarbez. Devout Hindu activists therefore, registered their complaint with police, demanding withdrawal of permission; considering likelihood of tension in Vasai and Nalasopara areas leading to communal disharmony. Finally, on 12th July, police withdrew permission granted to fanatics for staging agitations.
1. Fanatics gave a letter to local police station seeking permission for staging agitations against opposition of various political parties and organizations towards cremation-ground for all religions at ‘Sun-city’ and Electricity Board discontinuing electric supply in mosque area.
2. In their letter, fanatics included irrelevant matter that they condemned march taken out by few organizations in support of Vaibhav Raut from Nalasopara although police had confiscated explosives from him. (Thousands of local Hindus took to streets in his support because they were sure of Vaibhav Raut’s innocence in the case; so why should fanatics feel bad about it? Does it mean that the fanatics actually wanted to condemn local Hindus through their agitation? – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat)
3. It was mentioned by fanatics in their letter submitted to police that incidents like Tarbez were taking place even other places as a person named Samir Merchant was beaten up at Vasai railway station because he was a Muslim.
4. Matter related to Shri. Vaibhav Raut is sub-judice; still it was mentioned in the letter. Local devout Hindu activists saw the post on social media and made inquiry with local police station but police gave them evasive answers.
5. Later, several devout Hindu activists contacted police and expressed their anxiety about possibility of creating communal disharmony due to such march when police said that permission was granted only for issues related to ‘Sun-city’ cremation ground and Electricity Board; but fanatics had posted news on ‘Whats Ap’ by including all issues. (What action are police going to take against fanatics for spreading false information ? – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat)
6. It spread fear amongst local citizens. Representation was submitted to police by Shiv Sena’s Shri. Jitendra Hazare, BJP’s Shri. Nilesh Khokhani and Shri. Rajesh Paul, a devout Hindu, demanding cancellation of agitations proposed by fanatics. It was also stated in the representation that similar agitations earlier staged at Surat and Azad Maidan, Mumbai had led to riots; therefore, it should not be repeated in Nalasopara.
7. Devout Hindu activists viz. Shri. Soham Negi, Shri. Mahendra Sharma, Shri. Swapnil Shah and Shri. Appu Gupta etc contacted police to show their opposition.
8. More than 50 Hindus called up police expressing their concern; devout Hindu activists went to police station till 12 in the night; then, finally, police withdrew permission granted for agitations proposed to be held by fanatics. Police, however, warned devout Hindu activists, instead of warning fanatics.
Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat