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Tension in Coimbatore after attack on mosques

Tension in Coimbatore after attack on mosques
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Coimbatore, Mar 5 (PTI) Tension prevailed in parts of

the city early on Thursday after two mosques came under

attack here, following which security was beefed up, police

said.

While a bottle filled with petrol was hurled at a mosque

in Ganapati locality, there were reports of stones being

thrown at another place of worship in Kovaipudur.

The incidents came in retaliation to an alleged attack on

a Hindu Munnani worker late on Wednesday night, they said.

Madukkarai Anand, District Secretary of Hindu Munnani,

was attacked by some unidentified people who came on bikes,

while he was returning home after participating in a pro-CAA

dharna in the city around 10 PM on Wednesday.

A large posse of police were deployed in sensitive areas

to prevent any untoward incidents, even as Anand was

undergoing treatment at the Government Hospital.

Investigation is underway in connection with both the

incidents, police said.

Meanwhile, Hindu Munnani called for a one-day bandh on

Friday in the district to protest the attack on its

functionary and police inaction to nab the culprits.

Talking to reporters here, Hindu Munnani functionary

Kadeswara Subramanian described it as an "organised" attack

to incite violence.

He accused the DMK, Congress and Left parties of

instigating the members of Muslim community to "take political

advantage" and "indulge" in violence.

The Social Democratic Party of India petitioned the

Police Commissioner, seeking to bring to book those involved

in the attack on the mosques.

It also sought protection to all mosques in the district.

Tamil Nadu Towheed Jamaat in a release said some people

who did not believe in peace had hurled the petrol bomb on the

mosque.

The outfit urged the state government to take steps to

prevent such attacks on Muslims and their property. PTI NVM

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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