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Bid to evoke ‘Godhra’ in UP town

04, May 2015

Mohammad Ali
Meerut, May 4, 2015
Days after Muslims in the Kandhla area of Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh clashed with the police over alleged assault of Tablighi Jamaat workers, the social media and local Whatsapp groups were abuzz with messages claiming a Muslim conspiracy to perform “another Godhra” in Shamli.
An angry crowd from Kandhla, a Muslim majority town, blocked the rail track on Saturday protesting against the alleged ill-treatment of a few Tablighi Jamaat volunteers on a local train near Badaut, in Baghpat.
The crowd threw stones at trains at Kandhla after which the Railway Police had to resort to lathi charge.

 

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