Intro : A violent acid attack on Hanuman Jayanti procession by a Muslim group in Madhya Pradesh sparks tension.
Members of a Jihadi Muslim group hurled stones and attacked with acid bulbs at an yearly Hanuman Jayanti procession at Jawad town in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district on April 3. Heavy violence flared up, with Muslim mob setting fire to residential buildings, vehicles and the shops which left many people, including police personnel, injured.
The incident happened when the Hanuman Jayanti procession started from Parkota Hanuman Temple reached up at Khurra Chowk Mosque where Muslim miscreants targeted the Hindu people in procession from different sides. It is estimated that at least 25 people suffered heavy injuries including 10 with severe acid burns.
On the whole issue, Inspector General of Police, Ujjain region, Madhu Kumar said, “The situation was now under control and some arrests had been effected while police were looking for yet more of the absconding miscreants. A curfew has also been imposed in the area.”
Indrajit Singh, a sub divisional officer of police, Jawad town, told, “Women and children were exempted from the curfew between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on April 5 to let them buy things for their basic needs.” He told a total of 45 people have also been arrested so far. Meanwhile, a joint Hindu delegation team from Bhopal, consisting of different Hindu Organisations, is likely to visit Jawad town to take a stock of the situation and to extend possible help to the Hanuman Jayanti procession victims.