Shaheen Bagh like protest, attacking police officers, use of petrol bombs, Banglore Violence is exact copy paste of Delhi Riots and Banglore has a Tahir Hussain also :
Muzammil Pasha, Dist Secy of SDPI, has been arrested as the kingpin behind the violence and arson in Bengaluru yesterday. Another SDPI member Ayaz, has also been arrested, say local reports.
Reports suggest that SDPI leaders and local Muslim leaders were successful in mobilizing a huge mob of around three to four thousand rioters in quick time and unleash the violence.
According to initial information gathered from the news sources available to VSK, a group of Muslim youth, agitated over the FB Post first approached the SDPI leaders and not the cyber crime branch.
More than 60 police personnel have been injured while performing duty. The death toll is said to have risen to 3 according to latest reports. Panic and fear prevailed among people belonging to the minority Hindu community in the area under attack.
Muzamil Pasha had also unsuccessfully contested in the 2015 BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) election from Sagayapura (Ward no.60) which falls under Pulakeshinagar, a SC-reserved constituency. Local reports suggest that the violent incident was orchestrated as a part of a political conspiracy to polarise the community votes ahead of the upcoming BBMP elections.
SDPI has been attempting to make its presence felt in Bengaluru with its candidate Mujahid Pasha winning the Siddapura Ward No. 144 of Chickpet Assembly Constituency.
Another SDPI activist Ayaz is also under the scanner for provocating the rioters to vandalise the two police stations at DJ Halli and KG Halli area in East Bengaluru.
Before the lockdown, Bilal Bagh in DJ Halli had emerged as the epicentre of anti-CAA and NRC protest site on the lines of Shaheen Bagh in Delhi.
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