APUMAC criticises Govt for clashes in AP

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Hyderabad, Oct 14 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh United Muslim Action Committee (APUMAC) today blamed the state Government for the clashes in Bhainsa and Vottoli incidents, where six members of a Muslim family were burnt alive in Adilabad district.

Talking to newspersons here, committee spokesperson Maulana Raheem Qureshi alleged that the intelligence and police departments had failed to avert the incident in communally-sensitive Bhainsa town, which has been witnessing communal clashes since decades.

The APUMAC spokesman claimed that though the situation had been tense since Ganesh Immersion, the police did not act properly and failed to ''control the aggressive processionists, attacking the minority community during the immersion of goddess Durga'' on October 10.

He alleged that the processionists threw 'gulal' (coloured powder) on mosque and pelted stones on the members of Muslim community, who were coming out from the mosque after Friday prayers.

Mr Qureshi claimed that two Muslims were killed in police firing and the police, which allegedly targeted the Muslims, was denying it and misleading the people, stating that they were killed due to clashes between the two groups.

He further claimed that 69 Muslim properties had been damaged by the mob and mosques in 200 villages were damaged by a particular community.

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