Karnataka: Thousands in Hindu rally tried to enter mosque stopped by cops ( Maktoob Media )

Thousands of Hindu activists and Hanuman devotees who tried to enter the Jamia Masjid in Karnataka’s Srirangapatana, chanting provocative slogans were stopped by cops on Sunday.

Thousands of saffron-wearing men and women who took out a Sankeerthana Yatra from Hanuman temple, raised provocative slogans “Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Hanuman Mandir in Srirangapatana.”

Following the huge gathering of Hindus near mosque, police avoided an escalation of the situation by deploying additional forces.

The Hindu rally tried to breach the police barricades and enter Jamia Masjid. Protesting the police restrictions, the mob gathered in front of mosque raising anti-Muslim slogans.

The Yatra was organised by right wing Hindu group Hindu Jagran Vedike. Vedike and its members were complicit in the anti-Muslim violence across state since its formation.

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