New Delhi: Howrah’s Dhulagarh continued to be tense on Monday, days after an alleged attack on a procession held to mark Prophet Muhammad’s birth anniversary. The Muslims living in the area had claimed that they were attacked by a group of Hindus, who had an objection with the procession.
Houses were burnt and shops were looted in a retaliatory attack by Muslims. The locals said that they were carrying crude bombs and even used tear gas shells. Since then the village continues to be tense.
“The Bengal government chose to turn a complete blind eye. They did not provide security,” locals said.
But according to police, at least 25 people have been arrested so far.
“The situation is under control… Forces, including RAF, have been posted at Dhulagarh to maintain peace,” said an officer.