A large mob attacked & injured health workers administering vaccination in a school after reports of some students feeling diziness after receiving the Measles Rubella (MR) vaccine, Daily Pioneer has reported. The 2500-strong mob also pelted stones at police and attacked other security personnel, leading police to fire tear gas to control the situation.
This attack occurred in Hojai district of Assam on Monday. Hojai district is Muslim majority with Muslims constituting 54% and Hindus 46% of the population.
“The mob had damaged five police vehicles by pelting with stones. This forced us to resort to non-lethal means to combat the mob which was over 2500,” said Hojai Superintendent of Police, Ankur Jain.
He said that the agitated mob also attacked the CRPD personnel guarding the NRC seva Kendra nearby. Police have detained five persons in this connection.
The Assam Government has started administering Measles Rubella vaccine under a scheme. In some districts, the Government agencies have also roped in religious leaders of minority communities to create awareness about the upcoming Measles Rubella vaccination campaign and dispelling rumours that it does not contain anything that causes impotency.
In 2017, students in several areas of Assam gave a miss to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccine following rumours about the vaccine that it could lead to infertility spreading.
Side effects such as fever, rashes, nausea and dizziness are common in some cases following MR vaccination. However, attacks on health workers conducting vaccination drives is a common occurrence in Muslim areas, as there is a deep-rooted belief that such vaccines are a conspiracy on part of the State to render Muslim children impotent and control the Muslim population. At one level, it also shows the level of deep indoctrination that Muslims must increase their population at all costs to out-breed the kafirs.
Such attacks have been reported from all across the country –Jharkhand, Assam, Kerala etc. – all because of the impotency rumours. While in Islamic countries like Pakistan, vaccination workers are killed as they are suspected to be Western spies or part of a Western conspiracy to sterilise Muslim children.
Yet, this is what our liberals deeply believe –
(Featured image is only representational; source: northeastindia24.com)
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