Sunday, March 3, 2024

Gyanvapi: Thousands protest in Bareilly after Tauqeer Raza Khan detained over ‘jail bharo’ call

The situation remained tense in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly on Friday as thousands of followers of Ittehad-e-Millat Council chief and Muslim scholar Tauqeer Raza Khan took to the streets after he was detained by the police for giving a ‘jail bharo’ call to protect the Gyanvapi mosque.

Police reported that a person was injured in stone pelting in the Shahmat Ganj area.

On Thursday, Tauqeer Raza Khan initiated a ‘jail bharo andolan’ (fill the prison) call, urging his supporters to join him in offering their arrest to the police.

Tauqeer Raza Khan made the call in protest against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s statement in the Assembly that Muslims should willingly give up their claim on the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi and Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura.

Around 1,000 police personnel were on the ground to maintain the law and order situation, as per the police.

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