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Indian Police Attacked – Desecrated Koran

A too telling incident little noted by our Western watchdog media.

From India’s The Hindu:

One long evening of violence in Jamia area

NEW DELHI: More than a dozen policemen were injured, two of them critically, when a huge mob attacked the Jamia police post in South Delhi on Friday evening protesting against alleged disrespect shown by police personnel to Muslim holy texts during an anti-encroachment drive.

The trouble apparently broke out when at around 7 p.m. some police personnel were clearing handcarts away from a road at Batla House in the Jamia area to allow vehicles to pass through. In the process, some religious books kept on one of the carts fell down and this led to a protest by some vendors. The situation soon took a violent turn as people alleged that the police personnel had shown disrespect to the religious texts.

Some people then attacked the police personnel, and later as the violence grew, a mob attacked the Jamia police post from two sides, taking the dozen-odd personnel posted there completely by surprise. The mob ransacked the police post and later torched it.

According to eyewitnesses, the police fired in the air but were unable to stop the attackers, who were in their hundreds. Later the mob also torched the Sahin Bagh police post in the Sarita Vihar police station area.

The injured policemen were admitted to Apollo Hospital, Holy Family Hospital and All-India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Reinforcements were rushed to the trouble spot and the police resorted to tear-gas to disperse the crowd which hurled stones at them. Pitched battles continued in various adjoining localities until late in the evening.

The situation turned so critical that half a dozen companies of reserve police were rushed to the area to prevent the violence from spreading further. A large number of police vehicles, including Vajra anti-riot vehicles, were deployed in the area and Joint Commissioner of Police (Southern Range) was sent to control the situation.

And for an account from the other side of the divide, the Associated Press of Pakistan:

Violence breaks out in Muslim dominated area of Indian Capital

NEW DELHI, Sept 23 (APP): Violence broke out in Okhala, a Muslim dominated area of New Delhi, when some policemen showed disrespect to Holy Book of Quran in the area on Saturday evening, rendering 24 persons injured.

Some policemen pushed a cart on which volumes of the Holy Book were placed. Some of the volumes of the Holy Book fell down which sparked protests by the vendors and later joined by hundreds of Muslims in the area of Jamia Millia. The protesters put on fire Jamia police post.

The Daily Hindu reported, the police fired in the air but were unable to stop the attackers, who were in their hundreds. Later, the mob also torched the Sahin Bagh police post in the Sarita Vihar police station area.

The police lobbed tear-gas shells to disperse the crowd which hurled stones at them. Pitched battles continued in various adjoining localities until late in the evening.

The Delhi authorities rushed half a dozen companies of reserve police to the area to control the situation, the daily added.

Remember, this was all over a Koran having fallen off of a vendor’s cart that was blocking traffic.

Never mind that Korans are not even supposed to be sold, according to Islamic law. 

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 24th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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