Anti-Islam social media post creates tension in MP’s Ratlam

A huge crowd of Muslims protested on Thursday, August 11, evening outside the Ratlam police station over an objectionable anti-Islam post that was circulated on social media by an unidentified person.

Members of the Muslim community protested on Thursday, August 10 in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam and gheraoed a police chowki over an alleged anti-Islam social media.

The protesters demanded strict action against an ‘unidentified girl’ who uploaded the offensive post from her account, media reports said.

According to the Ratlam police, the person responsible for the social media post has been arrested.

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Sloganeering during the protest

During the protest, slogans like ‘Sar Tan Se Juda’ (behead the accused) were allegedly raised against the unidentified social media user and a case has been lodged against the sloganeering protestors by the state police.

While speaking to the media, state home minister, Narottam Mishra on Friday, August 12, said that strict action will be taken against persons who raised “terror slogans”.

He said police have been ordered to identify the accused within 24 hours and take them into custody.

In his statement, Mishra also took the opportunity to attack the opposition congress and said, “This is not Rajasthan, it is not a congress but a BJP-ruled state. FIR has been registered and CCTV footage is being investigated to track the accused down, they are in fear now.”

SP Kumar informed that the person who had posted ‘anti-Islam posts’ has been arrested by the police and an investigation is now also going on against the persons who raised objectionable slogans while protesting.

The Ratlam SP warned the public against posting objectional statements against any religion or group, “Will take appropriate action if anybody found posting such provocative things on social media,” he added.

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