Karnataka: Mob Enters Heritage Madrasa On Dussehra, Performs Puja

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Bengaluru: A mob participating in a procession for Dussehra allegedly broke into a heritage madrasa in Bidar district of Karnataka. They shouted slogans and even performed a puja in a corner of the building. A police case has been registered against nine people, but no arrest has been made yet. Muslim organisations have promised protests if no arrest is made by tomorrow.

Built in the 1460s, the Mahmud Gawan Madrasa in Bidar comes under the Archeological Survey of India. The heritage structure is also under the list of monuments of national importance.

Police said the mob broke the lock of the madrasa on Wednesday evening.

They shouted “Jai Shri Ram” and “Hindu Dharam Jai” slogans, standing on the stairs of the madrassa, before moving to a corner to perform a puja. Videos from the spot that are circulating online shows a huge crowd standing on the stairs, trying to get inside the building.

An officer of the local police said a case has been registered against nine persons, but no one has been arrested yet.

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