By Sumedha Pal / The Wire
New Delhi: Communal clashes erupted during a Mahavir Akhara procession in Bihar’s Siwan district on Thursday, September 10, after which a 70-year-old man and a minor were arrested by the police.
The members of the procession, which was passing by a mosque, comprised of saffron-clad men, who were reportedly armed with sticks and chanted communal slogans. This allegedly led to stone pelting in the Purani Bazar area of Barharia town.
Sources told The Wire that a small shop was set on fire by the members of the rally.
The videos accessed by The Wire show Hindutva workers pelting stones and vandalising the houses of Muslims. However, it’s not clear which right-wing organisations they belong to.
According to reports, the 70-year-old man and the minor have not been released yet.
Houses of Muslims were vandalized, shops were set on fire and looted by Sanghi mob. Sanghi goons can be seen in multiple videos but Bihar Police is taking unilateral action. It is going to be 48 hours till now 8 year old Rizwan and 70 year old Yasin have not been released. pic.twitter.com/mx5cM5AE23
— Meer Faisal (@meerfaisal01) September 10, 2022
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