Hyderabad Muslim leaders stopped from visiting riot-hit Sangareddy town

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: Amjed Ullah Khan, Corporator, Azampura Division and Youth Leader of Majlis Bachao Tahreek (MBT), and other party leaders were stopped by police from visiting the riot-hit areas of Sangareddy town of Medak district on Friday. They were taken to Patancheru Police Station. MBT leaders alleged Muslim properties and several mosques were attacked in communal violence on Thursday night.

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MBT leader Amjed Ullah Khan being stopped from visiting riot-hit Sangareddy town of Andhra Pradesh on 30th March 2012

Many Muslims properties and some Mosques were put on fire yesterday night by some Hindu elements when Muslims objected to a photograph which was being circulated with a caricature of Mecca & Medina at the foot of Ganesh photo. The police was a mute spectator when the Muslims properties were being burnt specially Romania Masjid near Sangareddy Bus Stand, said Amjed Ullah Khan.

Media reports say the violence broke out when a youth allegedly posted on Facebook the provocative photograph of Mecca. Even as a group of people was staging a protest outside a police station demanding his arrest, a mob started attacks on shops and vehicles at the Old Bus Stand. The rampaging mob set afire 40 shops, two four-wheelers and four auto-rickshaws. It also looted several other shops and small roadside kiosks.

MBT has condemned the violence and demanded a high level inquiry. He alleged such types of communal riots were being organized by Bajrang Dal & Hindu Vahini before Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanthi and also to suppress the ongoing Telangana Movement. MBT demanded a strict action against the Mr. Jagga Reddy, Congress MLA of Sangareddy while accusing him of being directly involved in the communal riots. MBT also demanded the release of Muslims Youths who were picked since Thursday night. The party also asked the Wakf Board to repair the damaged Masjids immediately.