August 20, 2015

India: Attack on a prominent Faizabad mosque ignites fears of a larger communal design

Several communal incidents have been reported in eastern Uttar Pradesh recently.
by Dhirendra K Jha

Early on Tuesday, anxiety gripped the town of Faizabad as word spread about a prominent mosque being set afire by unidentified miscreants the previous night.

A part of the Madani Masjid, located in Faizabad's Mughalpura locality, was gutted in the attack. The mosque houses a madrasa and the local office of Jamat-e-Ulema Hind, a national organisation of Muslim clerics. [. . .]
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