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Mumbai: 13 arrested after Hindu procession was attacked by Islamists in Mira Road, Devendra Fadnavis reiterates ‘zero tolerance’ policy

On 21st January, amidst the celebrations of Ram Mandir Pran Prathishtha in Ayodhya, Hindus carrying out a procession were attacked by an Islamist mob at Mira Road in Mumbai.

Following Police action on the accused who had attacked a Hindu procession in Mumbai, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reiterated the government’s firm commitment to “zero tolerance” against those who disturb law and order in the state. So far, 13 accused have been arrested in this case.

Informing about the Police action, Deputy CM Fadnavis stated that he had taken detailed information about the incident that took place in NayaNagar in Mira Bhayender last night itself.

He added that Police were instructed to take strictest action against the culprits who were involved in yesterday’s attack. 

The Deputy CM stated that 13 accused have been arrested so far and a detailed analysis of CCTV footage is underway to identify and arrest the rest of the accused who were involved in the attack. 

In his post, he asserted, “There will be zero tolerance against anyone who tries to take the law into their own hands and attempts to disturb the law & order situation in Maharashtra.”

Islamists had attacked a Hindu procession celebrating the arrival of Ram Lalla at his birthplace

Notably, yesterday, on 21st January, amidst the celebrations of Ram Mandir Pran Prathishtha in Ayodhya, Hindus carrying out a procession were attacked by an Islamist mob at Mira Road in Mumbai.

While the members of the Hindu community were taking out a procession via Mira Road with flags of Bhagwan Ram and Bhagwan Hanuman on their vehicles and chanting, “Jai Shri Ram”, an Islamist mob attacked the procession. The Islamists reportedly attacked the Hindus with sticks and rods, attacked the members of the Hindu community, damaged the vehicles, and desecrated the religious flags.

The mob did not even spare women who were part of the procession. In videos of the incident, people can be seen throwing away flags, attacking vehicles, and hurling abusive words at participants of the procession.

Mira Road comes under a predominantly Muslim area. Following the incident, the Police also conducted a flag march on Mira Road and appealed to everyone to maintain peace. 

Meanwhile, a similar case of Islamist attack on Hindu procession was reported on 21st January in Gujarat’s Mehsana. In that incident, police have booked around 32 accused who belong to the Muslim community. As per reports, the attackers had hatched conspiracy and attacked the Hindu procession with sharp weapons and pelted stones as well. Around 15 accused have been arrested while search for the rest of the accused is still underway. 

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