Hyderabad: The MPs, MLA's, and functionaries of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) wrote a letter to the Telangana director-general of police saying that systematic violence is being perpetrated by a combination of radical elements and communal fanatics in the town of Bhainsa in Nirmal district of Telangana.
"Bhainsa town has been communally sensitive and has had a history of sporadic violence. It is amply evident now that cleverly crafted conspiracies of forces inimical to the idea of India are behind the violence. While the repeated incidents have been a cause for serious concern for each one of us, it is also important to analyse whether there exists any sinister plan to effect a demographic change in the town to the advantage of certain groups who have a proven history of belligerence and hooliganism," the letter said.
It was undersigned by MPs Soyam Bapu Rao and Dharmapuri Arvind; Goshamahal MLA T. Raja Singh; former MLAs Vivek Venkata Swamy, Chintala Ramachandra Reddy, and N.V.S.S Prabhakar; BJP state general secretary Dugyala Pradeep Kumar; BJP state secretary Dr S. Prakash Reddy; and BJP Nirmal district president P. Rama Devi.
Communal violence rocked Bhainsa, a small town in Telangana's Nirmal district, on Sunday in which 10 persons, including a journalist and three police personnel, were injured.
The BJP said that the condition of at least two people who are undergoing treatment in Hyderabad is reportedly critical. The state BJP also alleged that the failure of the state government, coupled with the tacit connivance of a section of administration, is responsible for the slew of incidents that have happened during the last few years.
"Local administration, for the reasons best known to them, has been turning a blind eye to the communal elements there in the town and the district. Further, there is no control on the leaders of the MIM, who are citing their proximity to the ruling party, have been spreading hatred," said the BJP leaders.
The BJP leaders also said that AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, while addressing a meeting at a town close to Bhainsa, had hurled derogatory abuses against Hindu gods and goddesses. A case has been booked against him in Adilabad district for the same. After 2014, the case was shelved as the TRS government has chosen to soft-peddle the case, the leaders alleged.
BJP alleged that owing to increased political interference, the police have not been able to work dispassionately. It demanded that strict and stringent action be taken against the culprits, a high-level police inquiry into the series of communal incidents be launched to identify the habitual culprits who incite riot incidents, permanent police pickets be set up at incident-prone areas, intelligence network be beefed up to identify anti-national elements across the district and Telangana to pre-empt such unfortunate incidents, and cases filed against Hindu youths be withdrawn.