Violence is taking place in Maharashtra due to the so-called incidents of people of Tripura, they have been told by the Home Ministry as Fake News. The Union Home Ministry termed the incident of damage to the mosque as a complete lie and said that there was no report of any injury, rape or even death as is being claimed on social media. There have been incidents of heavy protests and violence in many places including Amaravati in Maharashtra regarding these information regarding Tripura, after which the police have imposed curfew.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday evening, it was said that the news of the destruction of the mosque in Tripura is false, the truth is being displayed in a completely wrong way. The ministry also said that there is no information about any person causing minor or grievous injury or rape or death in Tripura, as alleged in some social media posts. The ministry has said that in Maharashtra, on the basis of fake news in respect of Tripura, there have been reports of spreading violence, making provocative statements aimed at disturbing the peace.
In a strongly worded statement, the Home Ministry said that no case of damage to any mosque structure has been reported in Tripura in the recent past and people should remain calm and not be misled by such fake news. “Reports have been spread that a mosque has been damaged in Kakraban area of Gomti district in Tripura. These reports are fake and misrepresentation.
The home ministry said there was no damage to the mosque in Dargabazar area of Kakraban and Tripura police in Gomati district was working to maintain peace. The Home Ministry said that in Maharashtra, there have been reports of violence and objectionable rhetoric aimed at disturbing peace and harmony on the basis of fake news about Tripura. “This is very worrying and it is requested that peace be maintained at all costs,” the ministry said.
The Home Ministry clarified that no case of damage to any mosque structure has been reported in Tripura in the recent past. “No complaint of casual or grievous injury or rape or death of any person has been received in these incidents as alleged in some social media posts,” the ministry said.
Violence has erupted in parts of Maharashtra following rallies by Muslim organizations on Friday to protest the incidents in Tripura. In Maharashtra’s Amaravati, over 8,000 people gathered outside the district magistrate’s office on Friday to submit a memorandum demanding that atrocities against the minority community in Tripura be stopped. Violence was reported from Amravati, Nanded, Malegaon, Washim and Yavatmal. In connection with Friday’s incidents, the police have so far arrested 20 people and detained four others on various charges including rioting.