Phagwara: It seems that a new equation between minorities is taking place in the country under the shadow of fear since BJP came to power at center.
Members of Sikh community came out with open swords to support Muslims against the attack by the activists of Shiv Sena.
The problem started on Wednesday when Sena activists allegedly used force to shut shops of a few Muslim families during a protest against disruption in the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir reports HT.
According to an HT report ‘After Friday prayers, a delegation from the Muslim community was to submit a memorandum to the administration, seeking action against the Shiv Sena activists for harassing Muslim traders.
The tension escalated when the prayers were going on, Sena activists reached outside the mosque and started raising anti-Pakistan and ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ slogans. They reportedly also dared the people inside the mosque to face them.
People in the mosque came out and both sides exchanged heated words and soon stone pelting ensued at Gaushala road.
Sensing the gravity of the situation a group of Sikh community turned up to lend support to the Muslim side. The Sikh youths were carrying sharp-edged weapons and they also hurled stones at Sena activists.
The cops made no effort to stop the Sena activists from reaching outside the mosque. It was only after the two sides exchanged stones for 25 minutes which left six people injured including two cops.
Later on the police detained some people from both sides.
Courtesy: Muslim Mirror