Madhya Pradesh Muslim shrine found smeared in saffron, police hand over unidentified people

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Part of a Muslim shrine was found vandalized and smeared in saffron in Narmadapuram district, Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, following which members of the community called for legal action against those responsible for the act , police said. Some members of the Muslim community also staged a demonstration to protest the incident.

“We have received reports that the green colored Muslim shrine, located on Semri-Harchand road, has been smeared in saffron color and also vandalized,” said the additional superintendent of police, Awadhesh Pratap Singh.

After inspecting the structure, located about 40 km from the district headquarters, police registered a case against unidentified people, he said.

The shrine is said to be five decades old. “The case against unidentified persons was registered under Section 295 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (for willful and malicious acts, intended to outrage the religious feelings of any class by insulting their religion and his religious beliefs),” Singh said.

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