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Paper plates made of Holy Quran sparks trouble in Azamgarh


Varanasi: Tension was witnessed in Azamgarh’s Mubarakpur after a youth noticed paper plates of Holy Quran at sweet shop.

According to a report published in Patrika, the incident happened on late Friday afternoon when a young man came to shop and placed an order for Chaat (snack). The plates on which the shopkeeper served the snacks have religious text written in Arabic.

The man noticed the writing and expressed his strong objection. As the news spread, enraged locals gathered and set the shop selling plate on fire.

They staged a protest to lodged a complaint against the shopkeeper for selling paper plate of Holy Quran’s pages.

The shopper was brought to police station and on interrogation, the owner of the sweet shop claimed that he purchased then plates from an old shop in Rani pura Mohalla area.

Angry mob ransacked the Municipal Council office. Police lathicharge and lobbed tear gas shell to bring the situation under control.

District Magistrate Suhas LY and SP DN Mishra reached the spot and tried to pacify the angry locals.

A search operation has been launched by late evening and two people were arrested.

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