Hyderabad: Hyderabad MP and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Chief, Asaduddin Owaisi condemned Sunday’s communal violence at Bhainsa town. He asked Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Telangana DGP M. Mahender Reddy to take action against the attackers and the organizations behind them. The MP called it a ‘targeted violence by Hindu Vahini.’

“We condemn the violence in Bhainsa and demand Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana DGP to take the strictest action against the miscreants and the organisations that they belong to. In fact, the main accused is someone against whom people of Bhainsa had already filed a complaint,” the MP said.

Earlier on Sunday night, people from two communities clashed in the communally sensitive Bhainsa town of Nirmal district of Telangana, leaving more than five police officers injured. Police found that more than 20 bikes were torched, close to 15 houses were completely gutted, but there were no reports of any burglaries.

Explaining the incident Owaisi said, “On 12th January, in Nirmal (50 kms away from Bhainsa) an ijtema of Tableeghi Jamat was conducted and people were returning from the same in the evening. While people were returning from the ijtema, they were grievously assaulted and beaten up.”

He said throughout the night he was in continuous touch with his party workers and the Telangana DGP who took quick efforts to control the situation.

“Throughout the night, I was in touch with our party functionaries in Bhainsa as well as Telangana DGP, who quickly deployed forces in order to control the situation. However, by morning we once again saw miscreants spreading more violence.”

Meanwhile, calling the attack a targeted violence against the muslim community by Hindu Vahini, the parliamentarian said “There was targeted violence, where 2 religious places were subject to arson by miscreants. At least 6 houses were completely burnt by arsonists and 1 house was also looted. Many vehicles have also been damaged. The miscreants allegedly belong to Hindu Vahini.”

He further demanded immediate action against the miscreants behind the attack.

“I demand that every miscreant is immediately brought to justice, so that criminals think twice before participating in such activity. Those who have had to face loss of property must be compensated immediately. Every complaint must be registered along with FIRs”

Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. Dheeshma has also made short films and documentaries. Her documentary ‘Still I Rise’, which is based on sex-trafficking in Hyderabad’s Old City, has earned accolades in several film festivals, such as International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (IDSFFK). An avid foodie, she loves to travel and listen to stories that others tell. Photography is one of her all-time interests. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, health, consumer, and data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

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