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Outrage in Bhiwandi over provocative post on social networking site

Thursday March 28, 2013 03:04:55 PM, ummid.com & Agencies

Mumbai: Provoked by an allegedly objectionable content on a social networking site, a spontaneous bandh is called on Thursday in Bhiwandi - the textile city some 50 kms from here. Local police promised stern action against the culprits.

 

"The bandh call is spontaneous and it was announced yesterday night after it was observed that some objectionable content has been posted on social networking site Facebook", local MLA Rasheed Tahir Momin said while talking to ummid.com.

 

"The bandh is supported by people from all communities including Hindus and Muslims and is totally peaceful", he added.

 

Meanwhile, a case was registered against unidentified persons under section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship) of Indian Penal Code and section 67-a of the Information Technology Act, at police stations in Bhiwandi city, Bhoiwada and Rabodi in Thane on the complaint of Aftab Hussan Saikh, police said.

Security has been stepped up in the city and neighboring Rabodi area to prevent any untoward incident.

Thane Police Commissioner K P Raghuvanshi visited the powerloom town to take stock of the situation.

Police are engaging leaders from both the communities to prevent any escalation in the situation and have appealed to members of both the communities to observe restraint.
 
 

 
 

 


 

 




 

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