Islamist violence on the occasion of Sri Ram Navami that began on the eve of the festival at several places has continued well into the weekend. It raises serious questions about the apathy of the state and bureaucracy. Not surprisingly, Abrahamo-leftist Hindudveshi (Hinduphobic) forces have been providing cover fire to the Islamist rioters as they did last year.
Weekend violence in Bihar, WB, Maharashtra, & Jharkhand
Bihar was on the boil as violence that started on Thursday continued till Saturday night. According to reports, police made multiple arrests and imposed prohibitory orders in Biharsharif to ‘maintain’ law and order. Rohtas and Nalanda districts of Bihar witnessed houses, shops, and vehicles being set afire injuring several people. Bihar police arrested around 112 people in Nalanda and Biharsharif towns.
In Rohtas District, violence was reported from Sasaram town following which the government issued orders to close both government and private schools till April 4. Shah Jalalpeer, Qadirganj, Gola Road, and Sherganj areas of Sasaram town have been affected.
Furthermore, six people were injured after a bomb blast while handling illegal explosives in Sasaram’s Sherganj area. Further investigations are underway. “The situation is peaceful in Sasaram. Yesterday, we got info that a few people from one community threw explosives at a religious site belonging to another community. 6 people were injured, but they didn’t suffer any serious injuries. Looking at the incident site, it is clear that the explosion occurred due to the mishandling of explosives. 1100-1200 security personnel were deployed in the city. The public should not believe rumours”, Sasaram DM Dharmendra Kumar said.
In Nalanda District’s Biharsharif a person identified as Mukesh Kumar was killed in a firing incident in the Paharpur area. Eighty people have been arrested and Section 144 has been imposed in Nalanda. Fresh violence was reported in Biharsharif on Saturday (April 1) night. Paharpura, Gagandiwan, Kashi Takiya, Sohsarai, Banauliya, and Khasganj are among the affected areas in Nalanda.
Terrified Hindus are reportedly leaving Sasaram after the town witnessed stone-pelting, rioting, and arson on Ram Navami and afterwards. Despite Bihar police’s claims of the situation being under control, pictures and videos online show both Hindus leaving their homes to ensure the safety of their families and locked houses.
“Police asked us to leave without locking our houses. As soon as we left the police set our house on fire. A bomb was thrown, petrol was sprinkled, and the house was set ablaze. Dowry material for two of my daughters was inside the house. I have five daughters. What will I do? Where will I go now?”, Navbharat Times quotes a woman as saying.
Violence was also reported from West Bengal’s (WB) Hooghly District on Sunday (April 2) evening during a Ram Navami procession. BJP MLA Pursurah Biman Ghosh and a few policemen were injured in the violence. Police said that the procession, which was heading towards Jagannath Mandir in Mahesh, came under attack at around 6.15 PM near Wellington Jute Mill on GT Road.
BJP national vice president was leading the Ram Navami procession when stones were pelted followed by arson at Rishra (23 kilometres from Kolkata). “The Ram Navami rally started in Bangur Park in Rishra and was to end at Serampore’s Mahesh, about 2km away. The clashes broke out at the fag end of the procession, at Boro Masjid Tala”, noted Times of India (ToI).
12 arrests have been made so far although Section 144 has been imposed in some wards of Rishra and Serampore. Internet services have also been suspended up to 10 PM on Monday (April 3) in certain parts of both areas.
In Jharkhand, stones were pelted on the Chaiti Durga Devi murti in Sahibganj late Saturday during Devi’s immersion procession. In the violence that followed, shops were damaged and vehicles were set afire injuring several people including policemen.
Similarly, violence was reported in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon District also. In Jalgaon District’s Atarwal village clashes broke out after a murti was vandalized by unidentified miscreants on Saturday. Jalgaon SP M Rajkumar confirmed that twelve people were detained in connection with the violence.
Islamist violence during Sri Ram Navami
The violence that began as Hindus were preparing to celebrate the birth of Prabhu Sri Ram on March 30 has continued well into the weekend. On Tuesday, a Dindi Yatra was on its way to Saptashringi Garh when unidentified miscreants pelted stones at the yatra participants as it passed in Jalgaon District’s Paldhi village.
As Ram Navami preparations were underway across the country, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar witnessed violence on the eve of the festival. According to reports, the incident occurred between 1 and 1.30 on Wednesday night in the Kiradpura area. It has come to light that stones were pelted at youths who had assembled outside the Ram Mandir for the Ram Navami festivities.
Islamists orchestrated attacks on Sri Ram Navami Shobha Yatras in Gujarat, West Bengal, and Maharashtra. Police and law enforcement agencies were put on high alert in the three states to ensure no untoward incident occurs after Jumma namaz (Friday prayers).
Islamists pelted stones on a Ram Navami procession (Shobha yatra) in Vadodara District’s Panjrigar Mohalla of Gujarat. A Ram Navami yatra in Howrah’s Shibpur area was pelted with stones from nearby terraces leading to a clash between Hindus and Muslims. Arson and violence ensued in which vehicles and shops were set on fire.
During Ram Navami celebrations, violence erupted in Bihar Sharif in the Nalanda district of Bihar. Miscreants set several houses and shops on fire. Section 144 was imposed in the town after this violence. The massive violence continued in Bihar’s Nalanda district on Friday in wake of the Ram Navami Shobha Yatra, leading to further loss of both public and private property. Similarly, Islamists ran amok in WB’s Howrah on Friday as well indulging in stone pelting and arson.
While their states were burning, political parties in Bengal and Bihar were indulging in the blame game. When a sitting CM encourages the concept of ‘Muslim areas’, what hope do Hindus of the state have? Islamist violence during Hindu festivals has become a standard feature over the past few years. The liberal-secular-Islamist cabal has attacked our festivals and transformed them into days when Hindus are restricted in the name of ‘security and maintaining communal harmony’.
The situation has turned so bad that anything and everything associated with the Hindu community has become intolerable to the Hinduphobes within so-called ‘minority’ communities and their liberal-secular counterparts. They try everything, constitutional or unconstitutional, to kill the festive vibes of the Hindu community in any part of the country.