By Muslim Mirror Special Correspondent
Jamshedpur :A major communal riot was averted in communally charged city Jamshedpur on Thursday mainly owing to the peace loving people of the city who rejected the fake news of Hindi daily Dainik Jagran , which tried to give a child lifting incident communal color, discernibly to provoke Hindu masses against Muslim community.
According to the residents of Zakir Nagar area of Mango locality , Ashish Mukhi of Dhatkidih village was taking 10 years old boy Taha along with him. Suddenly Taha’s mama Zeeshan saw Taha with the stranger and stopped both. Meanwhile some people gathered on the spot. Looking at the sensitivity of the matter Ashish was taken to Mango police station and handed over to the police.
Shockingly, two ‘prominent’ Hindi dailies termed the incident ‘as mob lynching’ and also added that the child-lifter Ashish Mukhi was brutally beaten by the mob.
Dainik Jagran published a front page story with caption “Another mob lynching incident in Jharkhand, mob thrashed an alleged child- lifter”.
Another Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar carried the incident under the heading ‘Had not the police been alert, Jamshedpur could have become Nagadih’.
In 2017 three innocent persons were killed by a mob in Nagadih when the villagers suspected them to be child thieves,
Why there is no sign of even minor injury if Ashish had been beaten by the mob, asked activist Shakil Ahmad Khan.
Instead of appreciating the conduct of Muslims who handed over the accused to the police without doing any harm the Hindi dailies are accusing Muslims of mob lynching, this is highly objectionable , said activist Umar Khan.
Speaking to the media, Subhash Chandra Jat (City SP) Jamshedpur clarified that no violence took place and accused had been safely handed over to the Police Station.
The SP also appreciated the way the child’s uncle and the members of Muslim community handled the situation.
Members of Sikh community staged strong protest over the insensitivity of the Hindi dailies and demanded unconditional apologies from the both newspapers for publishing misleading, fake and highly objectionable news targeting Muslim community.
The protesters also burned the copies of the Dainik Jagran and Prabhat Khabar.