Ram Navami, a celebration to mark the birth of Prabhu Shree Ram, was celebrated across the country on Sunday (April 10). Many celebrations, from North to South & East to West, were attacked by Islamists.
The devotees had taken out a procession in Howrah to celebrate Ram Navami. A Muslim mob attacked the procession, resulting in chaos and injuries.
The procession, organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), started at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur. The procession had reached near Fazir Bazar in Shibpur, Howrah, when it came under heavy stone-pelting by a Muslim mob.
Rather than taking action against the mob, the West Bengal Police lathi-charged the devotees.
In a similar incident at Chhaparia village in Himmatnagar of the Sabarkantha in Gujarat, a Shobha Yatra came under heavy stone-pelting by Muslims.
The procession had started at Ramji Mandir in Chhapariya in the evening and was to reach Tower chowk after passing through multiple areas of the city. But, before it could reach its destination, it came under attack by a Muslim mob.
The Muslim mob pelted stones and set multiple vehicles participating in the procession on fire.
Shree Ram Shobha Yatra in Karnataka’s Kolar district was attacked by Muslims, and multiple vehicles participating in the procession were vandalised.
Sree Seetharama Kalyanothsava and Sree Rama Maha Samrajya Pattabhisheka were planned as part of the four-day programme at Avani Kesthra in Kolar’s Mulbagal, starting April 7.
When the procession had reached Srinivaspura Circle, some miscreants started pelting stones at the procession, which resulted in injuries and chaos.
The BJP MP (Lok Sabha) from the Kolar constituency, S Muniswamy, was also in the procession when the stone pelting started.
Islamists in Madhya Pradesh also obstructed the Ram Navami celebrations. The Ram Navami procession in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone was proceeding peacefully when it suddenly came under heavy stone-pelting. A Muslim mob not only pelted stones but also set vehicles on fire.
To bring the situation under control, section 144 of CrPC (which bans any assembly of four or more people) was clamped in the entire city.
A historic Hindu temple in Dalvana village of Gujrat’s Banaskantha district had opened its door for Muslims to break their fast during the ongoing holy month of Ramzan. The step was taken by the head priest to spread the message of communal harmony.
On Friday (April 8), Varanda Vir Maharaj Mandir, which is about 1200-years old, had organised iftar and invited about 100 Muslims to break their Ramzan fast and offer Maghrib namaz at the temple premises.