49 detained after attack on Muslim homes, mosques in Bihar
NEW DELHI ( Web News )
The police in the Indian state of Bihar arrested 49 people after several homes belonging to the Muslim community as well as mosques were attacked by an angry mob at the Parihar police station of Sitamarhi district.
When the police tried to calm the situation, they were also attacked. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Subodh Kumar and Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Dayashankar Sah were injured.
The policemen along with other injured people are receiving treatment at a local hospital.
Following the mob attack, police personnel and the district magistrate have been deployed to further avoid any violence. “On the basis of video evidence collected from the crime spot, Police have arrested 49 people. The situation is under control,” the statement from the police read.
The police further appealed to the general public to avoid sharing fake news and videos. No loss of life has been reported yet.
Meeting takes stock of ways to meet challenges faced by Muslims of India
A consultative meeting of the leaders of prominent Muslim organisations and noted personalities deliberated on the challenges faced by the minority community in India.
The meeting held in Kochi city of the southern state of Kerala also discussed possibilities of joint efforts to resolve the problems faced by the Muslims, especially the Hindutva’s xenophobic onslaught.
Those who participated in the meeting included Maulana Mahmood Asad Madani, Syed Sadatullah Husaini, Maulana Yaseen Usmani and Maulana Anisur Rahman Qasmi, Syed Sanaullah m Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, Mujtabi Farooq, Malik Mutasim Khan, Maulana Niaz Ahmed Farooqui, Prof. Salim Engineer, Dr. Qasim Rasool Ilyas, Abdul Salam Puttige, M.A. Siraj, Kamal Farooqui, Zuber Gopalani, Misbah Ahmed, Maulana Sayed Pir Tanveer Hashmi and Maulana Shabbir Nadvi.
The meeting also deliberated upon the long-term requirements of Muslim community building and development. The main points agreed upon in the meeting focused on joint visits of Muslim and non-Muslim officials in major cities of India, meetings with ground workers and discussions with common Muslims, meetings with government officials and discussion with them on important issues and demands, outreach to fellow countrymen and interaction with their organisations and other individuals and more effective coordination in documentation, research, media etc., and movement and coordination to form institutions for the development and advancement of the community in education, economy, trade etc.