How odd that they came right from the mosque after imbibing Islam’s message of peace and ended up rampaging. How did the come to misunderstand Islam right after hearing its soothing teachings? And why do governing authorities in India, Europe and the U.S. never seriously ponder such questions?
“Hyderabad violence escalates, 11 hurt,” from Indian Express, November 17 (thanks to Lookmann):
In an escalation of the violence in Old City of Hyderabad, at least 11 people were injured as police confronted mobs indulging in stone-pelting and arson following afternoon prayers at the Mecca Masjid.
The mob set several vehicles on fire and damaged others. Skirmishes have been taking place in and around Charminar and other parts of the Old City area for the past few days over alleged expansion of Bhagyalakshmi temple abutting the Charminar monument.
On Monday, the AIMIM had snapped ties with the Congress government at the state and Centre, citing the communal tension, and accusing it of “encouraging pro-Hindutva forces”.
On Friday, hundreds of people emerging from the mosque started pelting stones, attacked security personnel and went on a rampage when they were prevented from going towards the Charminar to offer “˜salam”.
AIMIM (All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen) chief Asaduddin Owaisi had warned police on Wednesday not to stop people from offering the “˜salam” after Friday prayers.
The violence occurred despite Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma holding peace committee meetings on Thursday evening and community leaders assuring that they would not incite violence. Additional forces and paramilitary personnel had been posted in the area….