Bengaluru,Prophet Muhammad,riots

A Facebook post triggered barbarous riots in Bangalore. 3 casualties reported.

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Three people were killed in violence that broke out in the east of Bengaluru on the 11th of August 2020, Tuesday night after a mob attacked a Congress MLA’s house over a communally sensitive post put up on social media site, Facebook, allegedly by the MLA’s nephew.

The mob attacked Pulakeshinagar MLA Akhand Srinivasa Murthy’s house. Rioters also gathered near the KG Halli police station in east Bengaluru, demanding a case be registered against the leader’s nephew and vandalised police vehicles.

Social media has a huge impact on humanity. A Facebook post instigated riots that led to casualties. However, the MLA’s nephew later took to his social media and said that his account was hacked and he’ll be filing a complaint.

The commissioner of Bengaluru City police, Kamal Pant took to his social media and tweeted, “With regard to incidents in DJ Halli, accused Naveen arrested for posting derogatory posts.. also total 110 accused arrested for arson, stone pelting and assault on police. APPEAL TO ALL TO COOPERATE WITH POLICE TO MAINTAIN PEACE.”

Senior Congress leader and former chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah too took to social media and condemned the violent act. He said, “I condemn both violent incident that erupted in Kaval Byrsandra & also the social media post that instigated the mob. I humbly request both Hindus & Muslims of the area to stay calm, maintain peace & live in harmony.”

Apparently, Union Minister Suresh Angadi demanded strict action against the rioters and said that a law similar to the one in place in Uttar Pradesh must be passed in the state to deal with such incidents of violence. He added that this was an attempt to malign the reputation of chief minister Yediyurappa.