After Friday prayers, Muslims went on a rampage in different districts of Maharashtra. Multiple houses and shops belonging to Hindus were torched and vandalised.
Massive anti-Hindu violence broke out in different districts of Maharashtra after Friday (November 12) prayers. The Mumbai-based Islamist organisation Raza Academy had called for the protest. The protest was called to create a new narrative about Tripura's communal violence. The Raza Academy had said the protest was called to protest the violence against Muslims in Tripura. Nashik, Amravati and Nanded district were affected. Heavy stone pelting was reported in Malegaon.
Condemning the violence, Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis, said, "The state government should immediately intervene and bring the situation under control. Reports of violence during morcha organised by Muslim organisations following developments in Tripura is worrisome."
As reported by the Organiser, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Joint General Secretary had warned about such developments. Asking the Nehru family scion and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi to stop spreading fake news about Tripura communal clashes, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) had asked him not to play with fire.
On Tuesday (October 26), Hindus in Tripura had organised Aakrosh Rally to protest the Islamist attack on Hindus in Bangladesh. One such rally in Panisagar, where over 50 per cent were women in the rally, was attacked by Muslims. The Islamists started spreading fake news that one mosque in Panisagar was attacked and vandalised by Hindus.
Dr Surendra Jain, Joint General Secretary of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), had said, "It's very old tactic of Islamists. First, they will indulge in violence and then play victim card." He had added, "In Tripura's Panisagar case too, the mosque was not attacked. On the contrary, the attack on the rally was launched from the mosque."
"During yesterday's protest rally in Panisagar, North Tripura, no masjid was burnt and the pictures being shared of burning or damaged masjid or collection of sticks etc are all fake and are not from Tripura. They may be of some countries," The Tripura Police had said on October 27.
Rahul Gandhi, on October 28, well after the Tripura Police had busted the fake news, posted a comment on social media saying Muslims in Tripura were under attack. The Tripura Police, in a series of Tweets, busted the fake news about the attack on the Panisagar mosque.
It had said, "Certain persons by using fake social media IDs are spreading fake news/rumours on Tripura. It is informed that law & order situation in the State is absolutely normal."
"Some vested interests are trying to disturb the peaceful communal situation of Tripura. Tripura Police requests every citizen of Tripura to help it in maintaining law and order and peace in Tripura," the Tripura Police had added.
The Islamists in Bangladesh spread fake news on October 13 that Quran had been desecrated in one of the Durga Pooja Pandals. Muslim mobs started attacking the pooja pandals, temples and Hindu houses. On October 15, when Hindus were celebrating Dussehra, a Muslim mob of more than 200 people attacked the ISKCON temple in Noakhali.
In the anti-Hindu violence in Bangladesh, over 15 Hindus lost their lives, and many properties were destroyed. The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) demanded the Union government talk sternly with the Bangladesh government and send a fact-finding team of Members of Parliament (MPs). It had also asked international organisations like United Nations, European Union and UNHRC to send delegations to Bangladesh to assess the situation.