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Mild Tension in Hyderabad as Miscreants Place Ram Idol in Mosque

The incident came to light after a few local youth found the idol and immediately informed the police. 

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Mild tension prevailed at the historic Shaikpet Mosque situated close to the Golconda fort, after unidentified miscreants allegedly placed an idol of Lord Ram, inside the structure on Tuesday morning.

The incident came to light after a few local youth found the idol and immediately informed the police.

Senior officials from the Golconda police station then rushed to the spot, even as Karwan MLA Kausar Mohiuddin was also notified of the incident.

While the police said that they had posted a picket at the spot to ensure communal harmony, a police official removed the idol placed inside the masjid.

The incident came to light after a few local youth found the idol and immediately informed the police. 
The Idol placed inside the Shaikpet Mosque.
(Photo courtesy: The News Minute)
We are putting in our best efforts to take complete control of the Masjid by raising the compound wall and securing boundaries. I have also spoken to officials of the Wakf Board and urged them to construct a boundary wall. Officials have assured me that they will start the work in two to three days.
Karwan MLA Kausar Mohiuddin
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The incident came to light after a few local youth found the idol and immediately informed the police. 
Police officials and people who reached the spot after the incident came to light.
(Photo courtesy: The News Minute)

“The religious structure is not being used now. We reached the spot immediately and took the situation under control. No untoward incident was reported. We are verifying the miscreants behind the act,” the police was quoted as saying.

The Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) has demanded strict action against the culprits and demanded that the police must make the CCTV footage of the incident public.

According to the FIR, the accused have been identified as Beer Singh, Yogender Singh, Kirpal Singh, Naveen Singh and Maya Bai. The police said that they “trespassed into the said Wakf institution and put religious idols in the mosque and tried to start doing a puja with mala fide intention to grab the property.”

(This story was first published by The News Minute. It has been republished with permission.)

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