Minor clashes at Mecca Masjid on Dec 6 anniversary, suspicious man detained

    By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,

    Hyderabad: Mild tension occurred in old city of Hyderabad on 22nd anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition after group of protestors restored to stone pelting after Friday prayers at Mecca Masjid.

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    Huge Rapid Action Force arrangements were made in the city after Bandh call was given by United Muslim Action Front (umbrella organization of Muslim religious and political groups) to mark black day.

    Tension started near Mecca Masjid at Charminar when some youth after Friday prayers started slogan shouting. When peace committee activists who were acting as vigilantes outside the mosque tried to stop those youth brawl erupted and stone pelting from different narrow bylanes started.

    But soon situation was brought under control with additional police force been deployed in the area. Seven people including a police constable are injured in the clashes.

    Whole incident got an interesting twist when a Rajasthani man named Vijay Kumar was caught and beaten up by the locals. Vijay Kumar who was sporting a black shirt and wearing a silver chain with name ‘Allah’, was actively participating in the stone pelting and often instigated other youngsters to do the same, locals alleged.

    Local MIM councillor Mohammed Ghouse who was present at the spot handed over Vijay Kumar to on duty police inspector, but before that Vijay Kumar was badly beaten up by the irate mob.

    MIM general secretary Ahmed Pasha Quadri along with Mohammed Ghouse filed a written complaint at Moghalpura police station, terming stone pelting incident a conspiracy to deviate peaceful environment of Hyderabad.

    Ahmed Pasha demanded thorough inquiry on Vijay Kumar and his ideological leanings, MIM in their complaint stated that Mecca Masjid since long has been target of Hindutva forces.

    Apart from Charminar other parts of the city remained peaceful, some arrests were also made when Muslim organizations were trying to stage on road protests, sec 144 imposed by the police few days back continues to be in force.