A recent video that has emerged online depicts a 38-year-old Muslim woman and her 19-year-old daughter engaged in the act of namaz at a Shiva temple in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly. Accompanying them is a cleric who guided them in this unusual venture. However, this seemingly innocuous act quickly drew attention as the video went viral on social media platforms, leading to the detention of all three individuals involved. This incident unfolded on a Friday, leaving the local community in shock and prompting further investigation.
The detainment of these individuals transpired following a formal complaint filed by Prem Singh, the husband of the Kesarpur village head. The complaint, which was filed with local law enforcement, subsequently led to their apprehension. The charges brought against them are rooted in legal statutes related to religious sentiments, specifically Sections 295A (pertaining to actions that offend religious feelings of a community) and 120B (involving allegations of criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
The Circle Officer (CO) responsible for the area, Gaurav Singh, affirmed the detention of Nazeer, her daughter Sabina, and cleric Chaman Shah Miyan, further revealing that an active investigation into the matter is underway. As authorities delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding this incident, they aim to ascertain the motivations and intentions behind this act, given its sensitive nature.