Sunday, May 31, 2020
Home Crime Uttar Pradesh: Muslim mob attacks Hindu temple, damages the structure with weapons in Lakhimpur...

Uttar Pradesh: Muslim mob attacks Hindu temple, damages the structure with weapons in Lakhimpur Kheri

Groups of Muslims under one Wasim allegedly tried to dig a drain to remove the temple, when the Hindus objected they attacked with weapons, leading to communal tensions in Gauriya village in Lakhimpur Kheri.

Also Read

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

After the Muslim mob allegedly desecrated Durga temple in Delhi, a similar incident has occurred in Gauria village Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh when a mob of Muslims attacked a Mahadev Mandir and damaged the structure. The incident was reported in Gauriya village in Fardhan area on Sunday.

According to reports, on Sunday, an argument between Muslims and Hindus broke out on the issue of construction of a sewage channel next to the temple premises by Muslim men. The incident took place when some Muslims men allegedly started digging in front of the Mahadev temple to construct a sewage channel despite objections raised by the Hindu community.

The argument turned violent after a group of Muslims attacked the temple premises and damaged the structure. According to the Hindus in the village, who are reportedly the minority community, Muslims not only vandalised their temple but also attacked and injured one person.

The villagers claim that the Muslim groups in the village wanted to deliberately attack Hindus and used trivial issues as the pretext to attack minority Hindus residing in the area.

Further, the villagers alleged that the Muslims residing in the area were unhappy regarding the presence of the temple in the area. They had threatened to demolish the temple before. The villagers claim that Wasim, Sharafath Khan alias Nasir Khan, Rashid had threatened to demolish of the temple earlier too.

Villagers stated to media that the main accused Wasim is a history-sheeter and has many criminal cases against him. Despite a constructed drain being present, Wasim and his associates allegedly wanted to deliberately dig up another drain so they can get the temple demolished.

As the situation turned extremely violent, one of the villagers informed the police regarding the clashes. The Neemgaon and Fardhan police officials soon arrived at the spot along with the Additional Superintendent of Police and took the situation to their control.

Meanwhile, the Kheri police have confirmed the incident and tweeted that they have registered a complaint against the accused. The Kheri police said that an investigation has been initiated.

A similar incident of vandalism of Hindu temple by a Muslim mob in Delhi has shocked the people of the country. On the night of June 30, 2019, a mob had entered Durga Mata Mandir, Lal Kuan in Chandni Chowk had vandalized the idols inside. The locals had posted videos of the temple on social media that showed the Muslim mob entering the temple and thrashing Hindus residents of the neighbourhood.


  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Trending now

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

Unelected people think they can impose their will on the government through courts: Harish Salve

Harish Salve said that one may not agree with the judgment of the court but saying that the court does not stands with the people is wrong.

India emerges as fifth-largest hydropower producer in the world overtaking Japan

As per International Hydropower Association, India has a total installed base at 50 Gigawatt after Canada, the US, Brazil, and China.

UP Power Minister Shrikant Sharma orders to close all drains opening in Yamuna river till February

Expressing concern over the situation of Yamuna, UP power minister ordered to close all drains opening in the river till February

‘We want court and Govt to end Babri Masjid Demolition Case,’ says Ram Mandir dispute petitioner Iqbal Ansari after losing the case

Ansari further added that the Special CBI Court, overseeing the Babri Masjid Demolition case, must look to deliver speedy closure.

Unlock 1.0: MHA issues guidelines for phased reopening for all activities outside containment zones after the end of Lockdown 4.0

The Unlock 1:0 guidelines proposes a plan for gradual reopening of the restricted activities after the end of Lockdown 4.0

Recently Popular

ISKCON rejects Shemaroo Entertainment’s ‘apology’, to proceed with legal action against comedian Surleen Kaur for abusive, derogatory statements

A complaint had been filed by ISKCON organisation against comedian Ms Surleen Kaur and Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd for her abusive, derogatory remarks against the organisations, saints and Hindus.

Dangal actress Zaira Wasim quits Twitter and Instagram after being criticised for ridiculous post insinuating locust attack is ‘Allah’s wrath’

Dangal actress Zaira Wasim has quit Twitter and Instagram after receiving criticism for her insensitive post.

ISKCON files complaint against comedian Surleen Kaur and Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd for a video where ISKCON devotees were called ‘harami porn-waley’

Surleen Kaur had said in the video published by Shemaroo ‘no doubt we are from ISKCON, but from inside we are all harami porn lovers’.

Scroll asked OpIndia about Islamists targeting our ad revenues, and here is our response

A Twitter handle of an organisation called 'Stop Funding Hate' has taken it upon themselves to counter the supposed 'hate speech' that was supposedly propagated by OpIndia in one of its articles which spoke about the inherently discriminatory practices in the Halal process

D10: Britain proposes new alliance of 10 democracies including India, South Korea, Australia and G7 nations to break China’s monopoly on 5G technology

The United Kingdom aims to create an alternative suppliers of 5G technology and other technologies to by forming the D10 group

Connect with us