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Muslims attack police, BJP workers for protesting against illegal mosque

Regional news mediums reported that the Muslims gheraoed the police station, compelling the cops to fire in the air to bring the situation under control after which there has been a heavy deployment of men in uniform in the area

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Muslims attack police, BJP workers for protesting against illegal mosque

Tension sparked in Atmakur of Kurnool when a mob allegedly attacked the police and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, especially targeting the party leader from Srisailam, Budda Srikanth Reddy, on 8 January. Andhra Pradesh BJP secretary Vishnuvardan Reddy stated through a press release, “The BJP leaders including Srikanth Reddy and others questioned the government over illegal constructions at Atmakur town. When they were questioning it, some people attacked the BJP leaders and damaged their vehicles in front of the police. It is shameful and unfortunate. The BJP is condemning it and demanding a stern action on it.”

Vishnuvardan Reddy termed the incident as an attempt to murder Srikanth Reddy and others and demanded a thorough investigation.

BJP’s national secretary Y Satya Kumar said that the incident took place after people opposed the of an illegal mosque.

Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Director of Police (DGP) DG Sawang said, “Some people were trying to instigate clashes in Kurnool district. Police will take stringed action on those who tried to provoke people in the name of religion.” The DGP directed the superintendent of police, Kurnool to visit Atmakur and control the law and order situation.

Regional news mediums reported that the Muslims also gheraoed the police station. The police were compelled to fire in the air to bring the situation under control. A heavy police force has been deployed in the area.

Srikanth Reddy’s car got damaged in this violence. The Muslims also pelted stones at BJP workers and police. The BJP has demanded that a case of an attempt to murder should be registered against the people involved in the incident. There was a rumour that the by Muslims cost a young man his life, but it has not been confirmed.

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