In a shocking incident, two Muslim youths were arrested by UP police for vandalising a Hanuman temple and breaking the Goddess Bhavani’s idol in Bijnor. The incident comes as the most recent in the series of attempts of Muslim mob to vandalise Hindu temples.
The report says that around 9.30 am on Wednesday, the two Muslim youths entered the Panchmukhi Hanuman temple pretending to be Hindus. The youth asked the priest to put tilak on their foreheads, however, after roaming around for some time they started pelting stones vandalizing the Goddess’s idol.
The two arrested include Rashid son of Adil is a resident of Mohalla Mirdagan and Yasin, son of Shadab, is a resident of Mohalla Kassabian in Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh, said City Kotwal RC Sharma. Police officials, including SP Sanjeev Tyagi, SP City Laxmi Niwas Mishra, SDM Sadar Brajesh Kumar and CO City Arun Kumar, rushed to the spot soon after getting the news.
The enraged mob dispersed only after getting assurance from the police that stringent action would be taken against the miscreants. The youth were then taken to Haldaur police station for interrogation. The police revealed that the two youths were accompanied by two girls who are believed to be school students.
There are widespread attempts of vandalising of Temples by Muslim youth. A Muslim mob had recently sabotaged Durga temple in Hauz Qazi in Delhi’ Chandi Chowk. In another incident, a Muslim mob had attacked a Hindu temple on July 8, in Gauriya village in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.