Violence during Ram Navami in Bihar Sharif: Mobile phones worth Rs 3 crores looted amid stone pelting and gunfire, 27 arrested
On 30th March 2023 during Ram Navami celebrations, violence erupted in Bihar Sharif in the Nalanda district of Bihar. Miscreants set ablaze many houses and shops. Section 144 was imposed in the town after this violence. More than 27 people have been arrested in this case so far. During this violence, the miscreants also looted shops. It was reported that mobile phones worth more than Rs. 3 crores were looted in this incident. The police marched into the area to maintain the law and order situation.
The Ram Navami procession in the town was planned to go from the hospital square to Baba Maniram’s Akhada. When the procession reached the Deewanganj Mohalla, miscreants started pelting stones at the procession. This turned into a stampede as people started running here and there. During this attack on the procession, two groups clashed and the scuffle turned violent. A fierce round of stone pelting took place at the spot. Gunfires were also reported. The miscreants burnt several vehicles, households, and shops. Besides, dozens of shops were looted. A stationery store was torched, and books worth lakhs of rupees were burnt in that fire.
Several rickshaws, cars, and godowns were also burnt by these miscreants. A mobile shop was also looted in this riot. The shop owner Javed Azam lost mobile phones worth rupees 3 crores in this loot.
Javed Azam who lives in Mumbai owns a chain of 8 such stores in Bihar, including a mobile phone and electronics store named ‘Digital Duniya in Bihar Sharif. According to reports, miscreants attacked his store in Bihar Sharif during the violence and looted mobile phones, laptops and other items. CCTV images of the loot of this store were seen. However, it is not clear yet if Javed Azam has filed any complaint in this regard.
Javed Azam’s brother is attached to the Bharatiya Janata Party. BJP leaders Mangal Pandey and Shahanawaz Hussain were present at the time of the inauguration of this shop.
Hyderabad: Islamists attack Hindus for chanting devotional slogans during Ram Navami
Like every year, this year’s Ram Navami celebrations have also been marred with violence as Islamists unleashed mayhem in various parts of the country. Today, (April 1), a new video of violence has emerged from the Charminar area in Hyderabad, where allegedly a group of Islamists attacked Hindu devotees for chanting devotional slogans on the occasion of Ram Navami.
The incident reportedly occurred in Hyderabad’s old city Charminar area on Thursday (March 30, 2023) evening during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami, which coincidentally came in the month of Ramzan this year.
Hyderabad, Telangana | A clash occurred between two groups in Charminar area. A few people from Muslim community attacked a few people from Hindu community after latter came on a bike & did sloganeering on Ram Navami day during Ramadan evening prayers: SHO Charminar pic.twitter.com/ya8lD6uVHl
— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2023
According to reports, some Hindu devotees arrived on bikes and began chanting slogans to commemorate Ram Navami in Hyderabad’s Charminar neighbourhood. Several Muslim fanatics, who were offended because Ramadan evening prayers were being held at the time, accosted and assaulted the Hindu devotees.
Jharkhand: Stones pelted at Ram Navami immersion procession in Jamshedpur
On Friday (March 31), a Ram Navami immersion procession came under attack in the Haldipokhar area of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.
The unidentified miscreants pelted stones at the Hindu devotees and injured 5 persons during the attack. As per reports, the incident took place on Friday evening when a ‘group’ of people opposed the Ram Navami procession.
The Hindu devotees recited ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ in response to the opposition by the group. Soon after, the immersion procession was attacked with stones by the group.
Jharkhand | Stones were pelted during a Ram Navami immersion procession in Jamshedpur's Haldipokhar area yesterday.
Around 5 people got injured. The situation is peaceful now, say police pic.twitter.com/oaSg8Qu4oB
— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2023
Following the incident, a large contingent of police was deployed to bring the law and order under control in the Haldipokhar area of Jamshedpur.
Karnataka: Islamists attack Ram Navami procession in Channarayapatana
An incident of an Islamist mob attacking the Ram Navami procession has surfaced in Channarayapatana of Hassan district in Karnataka. A Ram Navami procession was taken out by Bajrang Dal members. It was attacked by Islamists when it reached a local mosque. 4 Hindus sustained injuries in this violence. 2 of them sustained stab injuries while another two were injured in the stone pelting by the Islamists. All of them are admitted to the hospital and undergoing treatment. A complaint has been reportedly filed from both sides against each other.
The procession was organised by Bajrang Dal as part of Ram Navami celebrations on Baguru Road in Channarayapatan town. It was opposed by a group of Islamist youths when it was passing by a mosque. According to reports, attackers asked the Hindus to leave the spot and celebrate their festival in their areas. This resulted in a violent clash in which Islamists pelted stones on the procession and Hindus who carried the procession.
The rioters also attacked Hindus with sharp weapons and attempted to stab them. In this violence, 4 Hindus were injured. They are identified as Harsha, Murali, Chetan, and Rakesh. Harsha and Murali received stab injuries. Rakesh and Chetan were injured in stone pelting. They are being treated at the government hospital, India Today reported.
Uttar Pradesh: Muslim mob including women and minors pelt stones on Ram Navami procession in Lucknow
This year’s Ram Navami celebration has come under the attack of Islamist mobs in several places across the country. Such an incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow district, where a Ram Navami procession came under a vicious attack from a Muslim mob, including several women and minor children. They pelted stones and physically assaulted the devotees participating in the Sobha Yatra. The incident reportedly happened at around 1.30 pm on Thursday, March 30, when the Ram Navami Shobha Yatra was passing past the Shahi Masjid in the Madiyav village falling under the Jankipuram police station jurisdiction in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
According to reports, an altercation erupted between two factions as the Sobha Yatra passed by the mosque, which escalated into a full-fledged fight. Several Muslim women climbed atop houses and pelted stones at the devotees, while minor children accompanied by adults attacked the Hindus from below. The vehicle which was supposed to be used for the Sobha Yatra was also vandalised.
OpIndia spoke to BJP leader Kuldeep Singh Rathore, the coordinator of the Sobha Yatra. Kuldeep Singh stated that he had obtained permission from the authorities for this yatra, yet it came under a vicious attack. He went on to say that at the time of the incident, the yatra had not even begun fully, and only about 50 people had assembled at that time and were making final preparations.
According to Kuldeep Singh, the attack was completely unprovoked and one-sided. He said that none of the people who gathered to participate in the Shobha Yatra argued with anyone nor was there any sort of dispute that occurred. Kuldeep Singh alleged that as soon as the procession passed past the Shahi Mosque, Muslim women began pelting stones from the rooftops while minor boys attacked from below. The number of male adult assailants is estimated to be around 20.
Stones pelted at Ram Navami procession in Mumbai’s Malad suburb
Several injuries were reported after a Ram Navami procession in the Malvai region of Mumbai’s Malad suburb was attacked by an Islamist mob as it passed by a Masjid near gate no. 7 area. The Islamists attacked the procession by pelting stones and also forced the loudspeakers to be shut in the area.
According to the ANI report, only one man was injured. However, a report by Free Press Journal suggests that a total of seven persons have been seriously injured in the incident. One of the locals identified as Tajindar Tiwana revealed that the loudspeakers were shut by the Hindus way before it reached the area near Masjid. However, the Muslims still attacked the procession and pelted stones at it as it passed by the Masjid.
#UPDATE | Mumbai: 20 people detained after a scuffle occurred yesterday between two groups during 'Rama Navami' Shobha Yatra in Malad's Malvani area. Situation was tense for a while but it is under control now. Case filed against more than 300 unidentified people for jeopardising… https://t.co/uOurRP6BK7
— ANI (@ANI) March 31, 2023
The Mumbai police was informed by the locals after which they reached the spot and controled the situation. “Tension prevailed for some time during the Ram Navami procession in Malvani area but the police handled it & the situation is under control. One person suffered minor injuries in the incident. Legal action is being taken and further probe is underway,” confirmed Ajay Bansal, DCP Mumbai.
The Police also informed that around 20 people have been detained in the case of attack which is said to have happened after the two groups engaged in a scuffle during the ‘Ram Navami’ Shobha Yatra in Malad’s Malvani area. “Case filed against more than 300 unidentified people for jeopardising the atmosphere in the area. The situation was tense for a while but it is under control now,” the Police said.