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
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
The outfit urged the state government to take steps to
prevent such attacks on Muslims and their property. PTI NVM