Communal tension in Uttarakhand town over offensive Facebook post

After the 15-year-old Muslim boy posted "offensive" pictures of the shrine on Facebook, the situation in Satpuli town, which has no history of communal tensions, remained tense throughout Sunday afternoon, till the police reached the spot to keep the situation under control.

By: Express News Service | Dehradun | Published:July 9, 2017 8:13 pm
uttarakhand communal violence, uttarakhand violence, Communal tension in Uttarakhand, Pauri Superintendent of Police Jagatram Joshi said, “The situation is under control. We have deployed the police in Satpuli and we shall now act on the FIR and track the minor.”

Communal tension erupted in Pauri Garhwal district’s Satpuli town, on Sunday afternoon, after members of right-wing organisations vandalised a shop belonging to a minor boy’s family whose Facebook post on the Kedarnath shrine was considered “offensive” by the members of right-wing organisations. After the 15-year-old Muslim boy posted “offensive” pictures of the shrine on Facebook, the situation in Satpuli town, which has no history of communal tensions, remained tense throughout Sunday afternoon, till the police reached the spot to keep the situation under control.

On Sunday evening an FIR was filed against the minor in the Satpuli police station by one Jagdamba Dangwal. The FIR was was filed under Section 295 (a) of the IPC (for a deliberate act to outrage religious feelings) and Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act (for “offensive” post online), Station Officer of Satpuli police station Rakender Kathait said.

Pauri Superintendent of Police Jagatram Joshi said, “The situation is under control. We have deployed the police in Satpuli and we shall now act on the FIR and track the minor.”

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    Jay
    Jul 10, 2017 at 4:48 am
    The biggest threat for us will be the future loss of our cherished freedoms, particularly our heritage which was responsible, in the first place, for the democratic secular way of life and for the rise of the concepts of equality, liberty, tolerance and the human rights of every individual. Muslims in Europe and India are now enjoying these freedoms and rights, which are actually denied to the inhabitants of their countries of origin, particularly the Christian Jews and Hindu minorities. Some hope that Muslims in minorities will eventually integrate and help eliminate the threats of radical Islam. Unfortunately, the signs are not encouraging for the foreseeable future, and it is no good being naïve and say that Islamic radicalism is the product of poverty, for most of the perpetrators of 9/11, 7/7, 9/26, mumbai blast,and other atrocities were not deprived individuals but university educated. Unless a real reformation takes place within Islam, we shall have serious reasons to worry.
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      Jay
      Jul 10, 2017 at 4:43 am
      The problem lies with the nature of Islam itself. It is not just a religion, but a theological and political ideology at the heart of which lies the belief that Islam is not only superior to other religions but the only one acceptable to Allah (Qur’an 3:85). Muslims are repeatedly urged to fight and subjugate all non-Muslims until they convert (Qur’an 2:216, 3:169, 4:74-76, 9:29, etc.). That is why Muslims find it so difficult to live as a minority and to integrate into the majority. That is also why radical Muslims, who follow literally the ctions of the Qur’an, have such a hold over the rest of the “moderate” Muslims who are too frightened to stand up to them. Young Muslims are being increasingly radicalised and pose an obvious source of danger to Europe and the European way of life. The goal of Muslim radicals is nothing short of establishishing sharia jihadi rule.
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        Jay
        Jul 10, 2017 at 4:40 am
        For years numerous Muslim leaders have been bragging openly about an Islamic takeover of Europe. Back in 1974, Algerian President Boumedienne announced at the U.N. General Assembly: “Millions of (Muslim) men are leaving the southern hemisphere to burst into the northern one…not as friends, but as conquerors,, for they will conquer by populating it with children.” Similarly, in 2006, Libya’s Qaddafi stated: “We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe—without swords, guns or battles. Europe will turn into an Islamic continent within a few decades.” Today, no battles are needed, for British and European politicians have opened the doors to millions of Muslims, while either ignoring or not realising the serious implications involved. the problem lies with the nature of Islam itself. It is not just a religion, but a theological and political ideology at the heart of which lies the belief that Islam is superior to other religions
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          Jay
          Jul 10, 2017 at 4:38 am
          A new report released on January 28, 2011 predicts that the worldwide Muslim population is set to increase by 35 per cent in the next couple of decades. The above statistics should not really surprise us, for it is part of the Muslim psyche to increase and spread their ummah (community) in order for Islam to dominate and triumph. This is being done through the channels of a high birth rate, continued migration and aggressive proselytising. In 1900 there were about 50,000 Muslims in Western Europe, but by 1970 the number grew to 3-4 million, and by 2008 it exceeded 25 million. The U.K. net inflow of Muslim immigrants in 2010 (about 65,000) was forecast to be nearly as large as France’s. Around 30 per cent of all new immigrants to the U.K. in 2010 were Muslims. For years numerous Muslim leaders have been bragging openly about an Islamic takeover of Europe.
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            Mannu
            Jul 10, 2017 at 4:22 am
            Those who benefit most from Communal Riots may be behind this. First a 17 year old Hindu boy posted offensive images on FB, then BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh posted video clip and image from Bhojpuri Movie accusing Muslims of doing it. Then a very old video from Bangladesh was also posted and linked to Violence taking place in WB. In that case the Hindu boy told his FB account was hacked by right wing extremists. Now same happening in Uttaranchal. After Mob Lynchers failed to stroke Communal Rights all over country now new tricks being used by Extremists to start communal violence. People are educated and Religious Zeolots and Politicians bent on inciting communal Riots may fail and reap nothing out of it because their act being exposed daily. It is not Gujarat of 2002 but 2017 when huge percentage has become literates.
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              Roby Mani
              Jul 10, 2017 at 5:04 am
              I fully agree with what you say Mannu. It is refreshing to see such broad thinking persons like you airing your views out here, rather than the narrow minded and parochial BJP bhakts and followers of Amit Shah whose actions are in view of the vested interest they have in creating turmoil for political gain. This strategy may work for some time but will finally fail as people will see through it and throw them out.
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              Antony
              Jul 10, 2017 at 3:19 am
              If BJP-RSS is worried about muslim population growth why they are not implementing uniform civil code and two child policy for all? also abolish the cast system and the reservation system too to make india a forward looking majority hindu nation ! instead these idio ts are behind cow , beef laws and lynchings and communal riots creating instabiliy and communal riots across india when porkistan and china is readying for attack from both sides ! muslims already reached 180 millions and it is projected that their population will reach 350 million by end of 2030 due to high birth rate which will be equal to population of America. I appeal to all gober eating ic sanghis here not to make 180 million anti nationals within the country and instead quietly frame the laws which restrict the population growth which will make sure that india is and will remain as a hindu majority country ruled by majority hindus. you dont need to be turn the country into another regressive porkistan !
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                Jay
                Jul 10, 2017 at 3:46 am
                Antony it is better said then done. You know that there is an epidemic of raping the kids in the Christian church and missionary schools by Christian priests and padre and yet what has been done by pope? Millions of kids are raped every day for the past 100 years millions of padre have gone to jail and yet pope could not solve it? Same way, Uniform Civil Code is easier said then done. It is very unfortunate that a Muslim women can be thrown out of her house even if she is married for 20 years when her husband says triple talaq. No courts no justice. Muslim women wanted to remove that draconian dictatorial terror power from their husbands. What's happened? People even like you were here blaming the BJP and opposing it tooth and nail. To bring a change so that all Indians are equal and Muslim men are not superior is a Herculean task. By the way by calling everyone sanghis and goner eating don't you think you should also be labeled as a rapist brown slave Christian racist slavery church?
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                  Jay
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 3:53 am
                  Antony, even the white supremacist rapist church and Europe is worried about Muslims growing biologically as they tend to have multiple wives and many many children from each wife. So stop blaming RSS or Hindus or BJP. "Recent killings in Paris as well as the arrival of hundreds of thousands of mostly Muslim refugees in Europe have drawn renewed attention to the continent’s Muslim population. In many European countries, including France, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, concerns about growing Muslim communities have led to calls for restrictions on immigration."
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                  Antony
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 2:08 am
                  I still dont understand how muslims get away with terroism and still claim the sufferer. Lets start with 1947. They wantes thwir own country ans Hindus gave them. PPAAKSITAN AND BBAANGLADESH became Islamic and wipe out minorities. On the other hand Hindu India by choice became Secular. But, why did muslims stay in India illegally. Hindus and Sikhs lost millions of their family members but Gandhiji saved the muslims feom the backlash by going on Ansan. Swcondly, the 4 percent who stayed in India illegally even after getting their own land grew to 18 percwnt today changing the social structures of India. Today again we hear the cries of terror feom the same muslims who divided India in the first place. Muslims Islamize Bolluwood and peoduce the top ten smugglers terrorists. They make fun of Indian dieties in PK or in SRK movies and by Hussain. But, if you just put a pic of Mohammed and they create riots kiII people all over the world. Why are all Islamic coubtries so violent?
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                    Antony
                    Jul 10, 2017 at 3:20 am
                    RSS paid troll with fake christian ID spotted by real antony!
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                      Jay
                      Jul 10, 2017 at 3:49 am
                      Real rapist brown slave of church IT department from a dungeon of missinonary school spotted.
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                      Joydeep
                      Jul 10, 2017 at 4:45 am
                      Sanghi paid troll spreading hatred
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                      M. AHMAD
                      Jul 10, 2017 at 12:35 am
                      THIS IS A SHEER JOKE. IT IS NOT UNDERSTANDABLE HOW POSTING OF KEDAR NATH SHRINE. IS OFFENSIVE. IT SEEMS THE RIGHT WING ORGANISATION AFFILIATED TO RSS/ BJP MIGHT BE WANT TO START COMMUNAL RIOT. THAT IS WHY THEY ARE VANDALISE THE MINORITY COMMUNITY.
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                        Atheist
                        Jul 10, 2017 at 12:41 am
                        Absolutely !! the right wing should stop behaving like Muslims otherwise what will be the difference between humans and animals.
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                          Jul 10, 2017 at 4:28 am
                          Atheist! Tell Muslims to become atheist!
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                          JD
                          Jul 10, 2017 at 1:11 am
                          Make an attempt to read properly. "Offensive" pictures of the shrine, not just pictures.
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                            Indian Abroad
                            Jul 10, 2017 at 1:42 am
                            Do you read before commenting? The Muslim boy posted offensive images. And in today's internet age this may or may not be a deeper conspiracy by some grown up radical Muslims or organization from within or outside India trying to create trouble.
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