A group of Muslim miscreants led by a local named Jalal vandalized a murti of Devi Saraswati on Wednesday. The incident took place in Domjur town in the Howrah district of West Bengal just before devotees were out for the immersion of the murti a day after Saraswati Puja.
According to OpIndia, after the incident, agitated Hindus took to the streets to stage a protest. Chants of “Jai Shri Ram” resonated as devotees sat on the road with saffron flags, blocking the thoroughfare. They demanded that the miscreants should be punished and strict action be taken against the accused.
The OpIndia report says:
“A local Hindu protesting on the streets of Domjur in Howrah, West Bengal, told the media that some intoxicated Muslims, led by a youth named Jalal, created a ruckus and vandalized the Goddess Saraswati idol placed in a makeshift pandal on the street.”
It must be mentioned here that though police have apprehended Jalal, no necessary action has been taken against him. In the meanwhile. TMC leaders have blamed Hindus for the incident and said that it is a ploy adopted by Hindus to discredit Muslims.
Incidents of temple vandalization, murti demolition have become a common occurrence in recent times. In the last couple of years, Islamic intolerance for Hindus in Bengal has rapidly risen.
(Featured Image Source: OpIndia)
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