The banned terror group Indian Mujahideen (IM) has threatened to blow up the Bareilly railway station in Uttar Pradesh if Kanwariyas pass through the Muslim dominated areas in the city reports Times of India. A purported IM area commander had issued the threat.
In a letter addressed to Bareilly railway station superintendent Satyaveer Singh, IM leader Munne Khan alias Mullah says, “I, area, commander of the IM want to inform that if Kanwariyas pass through the Muslim dominated areas, we will explode the railway station. Better you inform the police and administration.”
As per reports, Krishan Avtar Station house officer of the government railway police said, “We are keeping a close eye on each and every person visiting station”.
A few days ago, on the first Monday of Saawan, two Kanwariyas were beaten up by men of the Muslim community for chanting ‘Bol-Bam’ in the Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Communal tension flared up as angry Kanwariyas blocked roads protesting against the incident.
Kanwariyas have encountered similar troubles in the past as well. In Bareilly 2017, a Muslim mob attacked a convoy of Kaanwariyas for taking out their kaanwar yatra through ‘their area’.