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Tension in Mumbai's Mira Road: Vehicles with Lord Ram flags reportedly attacked

Jan 22, 2024 10:45 AM IST

Police says five arrested and a flag march conducted on Mumbai's Mira Road, but incident not communal violence.

Videos of ‘communal tension’ in Mumbai's Mira Road appeared on social media ahead of the pran-pratistha ceremony in Ayodhya. Police said an incident was reported on Sunday night in connection with which five people have been arrested. A flag march was conducted in the area and the situation was peaceful on Monday morning.

Screenshot from a video showing a car being attacked in Mumbai's Mira Road on Sunday night.
Screenshot from a video showing a car being attacked in Mumbai's Mira Road on Sunday night.

DCP Jayant Bajbale told news agency ANI that slogans were raised from three to four vehicles in which people from the Hindu community were travelling. "An argument started with some people belonging to the Muslim community. Seeing the deteriorating situation, the police vehicle immediately reached the spot and took some people into custody," the DCP said.

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"The situation has been brought under control and a flag march was conducted in the area. Naya Nagar Police has registered a case against five people, arrested them, and has started investigating the matter," the DCP added.

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In videos of the incident that went viral ahead of the pran-pratishtha ceremony, the cars can be seen attacked in the middle of the road. The attackers broke glasses and hurled abuses. Hindustan Times could not independently verify the veracity the video.

The DCP said it was not communal violence but a petty fight which escalaed from an argument. "I would appeal to the people to not believe in any rumours," the DCP said.

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