From Haryana, rocked by communal violence two weeks ago, some viral videos show bikers carrying national and saffron flags stopping in front of Jama Masjid of Samalkha town in Panipat district and raising provocative slogans
NEW DELHI — A day after the country celebrated its Independence Day with pomp and grandeur, several videos of hate speeches, provocative slogans and demonisation of minorities have gone viral on social media. Most of these incidents occurred during the Tiranga Yatra associated with independence Day.
From Haryana, rocked by communal violence two weeks ago, some viral videos show bikers carrying national and saffron flags stopping in front of Jama Masjid of Samalkha town in Panipat district and raising provocative slogans.
According to reports, some people from the rally even barged into the mosque, raised slogans and made provocative remarks. As a mob gathered near the mosque, there were three people inside the premises who called up the police. The mosque authorities later filed a complaint with the police. A case was registered under Section 295A of the IPC against unidentified persons. The police said that they are going through CCTV footage to identify the accused.
In Jammu, several people carrying national and saffron flags shouted genocidal slogans against Muslims while taking out a rally. The crowd chanted “Jab Mulle katay Jayenge, Ram Ram Chillayenge (When Muslims would be butchered, they would cry Ram Ram)”.
In Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district in Gwalior division, a Hindutva mob disrupted the tiranga rally organised by Muslims. The disruption led to clashes between the two groups and the Hindutva mob tried to shut down shops and vandalised them. Members of the Muslim community have filed a complaint with the local police and provided video evidence.
In Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri, local Samajwadi Party MLA Rajkumar Yadav posted a video of a rally passing through a mosque. The video showed the rallyists stopping for a while at the mosque entrance and raising provocative slogans. Some of the rally participants even danced at the gate of the mosque.
Yadav slammed the local administration for allowing this obnoxious behaviour. He said the unwanted provocation had the potential of causing riots in the peaceful town.
“The administration and the city police of Mainpuri district also want to incite violence in Mainpuri, a city known for its Ganga-Jamuna culture, where riots have never occurred and will never occur. And if they do happen, officials cannot shirk responsibility. Today, slogans of ‘Victory to Mother India’ should have resonated. The people of Mainpuri, with their wisdom and sagacity, prevented any violence. They preferred a harmonious environment,” Yadav wrote on his Facebook page.