Maharashtra has witnessed multiple incidents of stone-pelting and communal tension on Friday from Nanded, Malegaon, and Amaravati in the backdrop of Islamic protests staged against the violence that took place in Tripura on 27th October.
Several Hindu establishments and properties have been harmed and destroyed, apart from that many Hindus have been hurt. It has been found that several Muslim organizations including Raza Academy were responsible for this violence, as they shared fake and highly objectionable content to mobilize Muslims, which ultimately led to this disturbance.
Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Nitesh Rane hit out at Raza academy for organizing a sit-in protest in Nanded district over Tripura violence and called it a ‘terrorist organization’.
Taking to Twitter, Rane said, “This terrorist organization Raza academy is behind all the violence and riots in different parts of Maharashtra!” “Every time they disrupt and break all the rules and the government sits and watches. Either the government bans them or we have to finish them in the interest of Maharashtra!,” he further tweeted.
Incidents of stone-pelting were reported on Friday from Nanded, Malegaon, and Amaravati in the backdrop of protests staged against the violence that took place in Panisagar in Tripura on October 27.
As per Pramod Kumar Shewale, the Superintendent of Police, Nanded, “A sit-in protest was organized by Raza Academy in Nanded. Some youth were going towards mixed residential areas, police stopped them following which they pelted stones. Police used force to disperse them. It happened at three to four locations in the city,”.
On the other hand, Tripura Inspector General (IG) Law and Order in-charge Saurabh Tripathi said that fake photos and videos were being widely circulated on social media depicting the violence at Panisagar in Tripura, adding that these were being spread by some “anti-national” and “disturbing” elements.