UP: Durga Puja Procession Heavily Pelted With Stones In Balrampur For Not Stopping Music Near Mosque

Swarajya Staff

Oct 09, 2019, 06:19 PM | Updated 06:19 PM IST

Mob attacking Durga Puja procession (Video Screengrab)
Mob attacking Durga Puja procession (Video Screengrab)

A Durga Puja Visarjan procession in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur was recently pelted with stones near a mosque for not stopping its music while crossing the area, Opindia has reported.

A video was captured by a member of the Durga Puja procession.

In the video a large mob including individuals wearing skull caps can be seen pelting heavy stones at the mini-truck which was part of the procession.

One can also see the mosque towers a few metres away from the vehicle and an injured individual lying on the ground.

As per the OpIndia report, the Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) from Balrampur informed that the procession was attacked after it reached near the mosque.

The procession was playing the customary DJ music which was not switched off after reaching the Mosque, which aggravated the residents.

After the incident was brought to the attention of the Balrampur Police, the official twitter account of the authorities informed the public that it has arrested eight people in connection with the matter, and they have been booked under stringent sections of the law.

The police report added that the Durga Puja procession successfully completed its journey and a police force has been deployed in the area to maintain peace.

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