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Tension mounts in Maharashtra’s Beed district as ‘Shri Ram’ slogan appears on Mosque wall
  Date : 21-04-2024

Onlive Desk: The serenity generally associated with Majalgaon town in Maharashtra’s Beed District, was disrupted on Tuesday as residents woke up to the shocking sight of ‘Shri Ram’ slogan daubed on the walls of a mosque, sparking tension across the region.Media reports said the incident unfolded in the early hours of the morning, sending ripples of disbelief and anger through the local Muslim community.

Authorities swiftly responded to the incident, with the local police registering a First Information Report (FIR) under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. As per Maktoob Media, the desecration of the mosque’s wall has evoked strong reactions from various quarters, igniting fears of communal discord and unrest in an otherwise harmonious town.

Local authorities swiftly responded to the situation, dispatching police forces to the village to prevent any escalation of violence. Additionally, meetings have been held between community leaders from both Hindu and Muslim factions in an attempt to diffuse tensions and restore harmony.

However, the incident has triggered heated debates across the state, with political parties and religious organizations issuing statements condemning the act and calling for stringent action against those responsible. The opposition has accused the ruling government of failing to protect the religious sentiments of minority communities, demanding accountability and justice for the affected Muslim community.

Conversely, some Hindu groups have defended the act, asserting their right to express religious sentiments freely. They argue that the slogan represents a cultural identity and should not be perceived as a threat to communal harmony. Nonetheless, the majority consensus leans towards condemning the act as a provocative gesture that undermines the region’s long-standing tradition of religious tolerance.

Amidst the escalating tensions, efforts are underway to identify the perpetrators behind the graffiti and bring them to justice. The police have launched an investigation into the incident, scrutinizing CCTV footage and questioning locals to ascertain any leads. Additionally, measures are being taken to enhance security around religious sites across the district to prevent further acts of vandalism or provocation.



  
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