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How communal tensions gripped Mumbai’s Mira Road, Pune’s FTII

Police personnel stand guard after rigidity erupted between two teams over Ayodhya’s Ram temple occasion, in Mumbai, 23 January. PTI

After communal unrest in Mira Bhayander metropolis in Maharashtra’s Thane district, a conflict broke out between members of Hindutva outfits and college students of the Movie and Tv Institute of India (FTII) in Pune on Tuesday (23 January). Whereas the tensions in Mira Bhayander arose on the eve of the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the FTII incident happened a day after the grand occasion in Uttar Pradesh’s temple city.

The police have registered First Info Stories (FIRs) in each circumstances. What occurred in Pune and Mira Bhayander? Let’s perceive.

Hindutva outfits ‘barge’ into FTII

A bunch of males belonging to right-wing Hindutva outfits allegedly entered the FTII campus on Tuesday and burned a poster concerning the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, as per a Maktoob Media report.

In line with Scroll, footage on social media confirmed males shouting “Jai Shri Ram” slogans. Some males reportedly burnt the poster studying “Remember Babri, death of Constitution” and destroyed a board showcasing pictures to mark the occasion.

The police confirmed the banner was set on fireplace by the members of the right-wing Hindutva outfits, reported Indian Specific. “Preliminary probe has revealed that a banner was displayed on the campus by the FTII Students’ Association. Our information also suggests that screening of a film and an exhibition of photos related to the history of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi issue was also organised on the campus,” an officer from Deccan Gymkhana police station informed the newspaper.

A pupil claimed that greater than a dozen safety personnel had been current when the mob barged in, accusing the police of complicity, reported Maktoob Media.

An FIR was filed primarily based on a criticism by Sanjay Jadhav, a safety officer posted on the institute in Pune, in opposition to 12 to fifteen individuals who had barged into the campus beneath IPC sections referring to illegal meeting, rioting, inflicting damage, trespassing, harm to property and prison intimidation. The police officer informed Indian Specific that their probe has revealed that the boys don’t belong to a single group however are from a number of Hindutva right-wing outfits primarily based in Pune.

A second police officer informed Indian Specific, “Some people have approached us and given a complaint application against the FTII students for putting up the banner. They also claimed that the FTII students assaulted the group that had entered the premises. These allegations are being verified.”

In line with the police, some folks had been despatched for medical examination and the reviews didn’t present severe accidents, the newspaper reported.

Mira Street clashes

Two incidents of communal tensions reportedly occurred within the Naya Nagar space of Mira Street on Sunday (21 January) and Monday.

As per Indian Specific, a gaggle of 10-12 folks in autos carrying saffron flags and chanting “Jai Shri Ram” had been stopped by some native folks from one other group, which triggered tensions and clashes on Sunday night time.

A police officer informed PTI that the group allegedly burst firecrackers throughout the rally, which one other group objected to, resulting in an argument. The second group then allegedly introduced picket sticks and attacked the autos.

Movies shared on social media confirmed automobiles being vandalised by a mob, The Quint reported. Later that night time, the police carried out marches to regulate the state of affairs.

The police filed an FIR beneath varied sections of the IPC, together with 307 (try and homicide) and 153A (selling enmity between completely different teams on grounds of faith), amongst others.

On Monday, violence broke out between two teams with either side allegedly pelting stones, The Quint reported. The police registered a second FIR following the incident.

The police have reportedly picked up a complete of 28 folks to this point, together with 4 minors.

After the communal clashes, the Mira Bhayander Municipal Company (MBMC) used bulldozers to raze about 15 buildings within the Muslim-dominated Haidary Chowk space in Mira Street on Tuesday afternoon, as per Indian Specific. The chowk is near the realm the place the violence erupted on Sunday night time.

Ram mandir inauguration How communal tensions gripped Mumbais Mira Road Punes FTII
Demolition drive in opposition to alleged unlawful construction constructed on a roadside at Mira Street, 23 January. PTI

An official from the MBMC claimed the civic physique demolished encroachments within the space as a part of a “routine drive”. “We demolished around 15 structures in the Haidary Chowk area on Tuesday. The action has been taken since the structures were illegal and were encroached upon in the public place,” MBMC deputy municipal commissioner Maruti Gaikwad informed Indian Specific.

Native activists alleged no notices had been served to the store homeowners forward of the demolition, claiming that they’ve authorized paperwork.

Talking to Indian Specific, Saad Syed, a social activist in Mira Street, stated, “Close to a dozen structures have been demolished. As far as we know, no notices were served. Even if notices were served, what message is being sent by demolishing structures of a particular community a day after the communal clash. Are illegal structures present only in a particular community’s locality.”

The demolition drive got here a day after Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis warned of strict motion in opposition to the culprits. He had additionally warned of motion in opposition to unlawful building within the space, as per ThePrint.

The Mira Bhayandar Vasai Vihar Police on Wednesday issued a discover, asking group directors on prompt messaging and social media platforms to make sure that no jokes, movies, or different types of content material associated to clashes are forwarded, reported ANI.

The police additionally warned of motion in opposition to the group admins if the order was violated.

With inputs from companies

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