Up to date: November 2, 2020 8:53:28 pm
Police arrested a person and booked three others after a video clip exhibiting members of their group providing namaz on the premises of a temple in Mathura surfaced on social media, officers stated. In accordance with Mathura SP (Rural) Shrish Chandra, one of many accused — Faizal Khan — was nabbed in Delhi and was being interrogated. The opposite three accused within the case have been recognized as Chand Mohammad, Alok Ratan and Neelesh Gupta.
Uttar Pradesh Cupboard Minister Shrikant Sharma has termed the incident an try to create variations between totally different communities within the state and stated the accused received’t be spared. In accordance with the FIR, the accused reportedly belonged to a Delhi-based organisation, Khudai Khidmatgar, and got here to Mathura’s Nand Baba temple on Thursday, the place they first supplied prayers.
Kanha Goswami, a temple priest, stated he was impressed as Faizal Khan chanted a couple of traces of the Ramcharitmanas and confirmed him their images with famous seers. The priest stated the group advised him that they’re on a parikarma (circumambulation) of the Brij Chaurasi kos on bicycles. Later, Faizal and Chand Mohammad supplied a namaz at a secluded place on the temple premises with out permission, he stated, including that he had no objection to their entry to the temple however they tried to erode the sanctity of the shrine.
It’s also suspected within the FIR that the accused might need made the video of the incident that has gone viral on social media. A fear about funding by a overseas organisation has additionally been expressed within the FIR, registered underneath Sections 153-A, 295 and 505 of the IPC on Sunday.
Reacting to the incident, state Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma advised reporters in a digital convention, “The way in which they supplied namaz after which made their act viral on social media reveals their evil design.” Stressing that the accused received’t be spared and promising deterrent motion, the minister stated some persons are discovering it troublesome to digest the progress made by the state. They’re making an attempt to create hindrance by polluting the setting, the minister alleged, including that such persons are busy making a verge between totally different communities within the state.
For blocking the highway to progress, they’re making an attempt to create variations between Hindus and Muslims, the minister added. In the meantime, an organisation representing monks sought stern motion in opposition to the accused for making an attempt to jeopardise the communal concord in Mathura.
Mahesh Pathak, nationwide president of the Akhil Bharatiya Tirath Purohit Mahasabha, stated their conduct is unpardonable as they tried to spoil the environment of Mathura the place individuals from each communities dwell like brothers. He stated they appeared to belong to a paid outfit, despatched to destroy the communal concord between each communities.
Stressing that Mathura had at all times propagated the message of affection and peace on the planet, Pathak requested police to take stern motion in opposition to them. He additionally urged individuals keep vigilant as such incidents might hit the tourism sector and lead to financial losses. One other temple priest stated they’ve determined to purify the shrine as per the Hindu custom.
The sanctity of the temple will likely be revived by cleansing it with the water from the holy Ganga and Yamuna,” temple priest Sushil Goshwami stated. Will probably be adopted by a “yajna” amidst chanting of vedic hymns, he stated
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