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Muslims clash with police in Lucknow

Posted by jagoindia on March 11, 2009

Cops foil banned religious procession with lathis
Express News Service
Mar 11, 2009

Lucknow Police and paramilitary forces had to resort to lathicharge to stop a group of Muslims from taking out a banned procession in Lucknow on Tuesday.
The police had to fire tear-gas shells to disperse the marchers, causing injuries to over half-a-dozen. Ten people have been arrested and have been charged under various Sections of the IPC, including rioting, attacking government employees on duty and causing disturbance during government work, said CO Chowk Vinay Chandra.

Lucknow District Magistrate Chandra Bhanu said: “A sect among Sunni community, called Barelvis, insist on taking out a ‘Juloos-e-Mohammadi’ every year. This procession is mentioned nowhere in the list of agreement between the district administration and both sects Muslims, Shias and Sunnis.”

Every year, Barelvis raise the demand to take out a procession from the Shahmina Shah shrine in Chowk to Dada Mian ki Mazar in Sadar locality, but the police stop them from marching out of the Shahmina Shah shrine. Following this, they used to hand over their memorandum to the officials and return to the shrine.

But on Tuesday on the occasion of Barawafat, a crowd marched out of the shrine after engaging in fisticuffs with police. The mob destroyed three barricades and efforts made by officials to dissuade the marchers went in vain.

This led police to use force to prevent them from proceeding beyond the Haathi Park crossing. But when the mob retaliated by throwing bricks and stones, police had to fire tear-gas shells and rubber bullets.

SP (Law & Order) Raghuvir Lal said the injured among the mob suffered splinter injuries from tear gas shells. A few policemen were also injured by bricks thrown at them.

Three injured in Lucknow clash

Atiq Khan, March 11, 2009
LUCKNOW: Members of the Mohammadi Mission clashed with the police here on Tuesday when they were stopped from taking out the ‘Juloos-e-Mohammadi’ march on the occasion of the Id Milad-un-Nabi (Barawafat). Permission for the procession had been denied by the district administration. Three people were injured in the clash.

Members of the Mission started assembling near the Dargah Shahmina under the Chowk police station area in the old city since morning.

Trouble started when they were prevented by the heavy police force from taking out the march along a route with a history of Shia-Sunni riots.

According to a Home Department spokesman, a heated exchange ensued between officials and leaders of the ‘juloos.’

Some participants resorted to violence and broke the windscreens of some police vehicles parked nearby, the spokesman said.

Crowd lathicharged

As the incident threatened to snowball, the police resorted to lathicharge and burst tear gas shells to disperse the mob at the Shahmina crossing near the Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University. Police denied anyone was injured.

A ban on the ‘Juloos-e-Mohammadi’ procession is in force for the last several years. The main Barawafat procession, ‘Madh-e-Sahaba,’ meanwhile, passed off peacefully. It began from Jhandewala Park in Aminabad in the morning and ended in the afternoon.

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