11 Arrested for Allegedly Waving Saffron Flag in Agra Mosque

Waving Saffron Flag

In a controversial incident reported from Billochpura under the jurisdiction of Tajganj police station in Agra, eleven individuals were apprehended for allegedly hoisting a saffron flag within a mosque premises. The arrests followed a complaint lodged by Zahiruddin, the Mutawalli (caretaker) of the mosque, as confirmed by Jasveer Singh, the in-charge of Tajganj police station.

According to local sources, the incident occurred during a procession held on Monday to mark the Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya. During the event, several youths purportedly ascended the projection of the mosque and brandished saffron flags.

Jasveer Singh outlined the legal actions taken, stating, “A case was registered on Monday afternoon under sections 147 and 148 (related to rioting), 452 (trespass), and 505 (2) (statements conducing public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code against a crowd of 1,000 to 1,500 unidentified people.”

The police swiftly acted on the complaint, arresting eleven individuals hailing from the Tajganj locality. They were presented before a magistrate on Tuesday for further legal proceedings.

The incident has stirred tensions in the area, prompting concerns over communal harmony. Authorities have assured that appropriate measures will be taken to address the situation.

The use of religious symbols in such contexts often escalates communal tensions and sparks debates over religious sensitivities. It remains to be seen how the authorities will navigate the delicate situation to ensure peace and harmony in the region.

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