Sentiments hurt: Muslims protest in front of Mapusa PS

Sentiments hurt:   Muslims protest in   front of Mapusa PS

A delegation of the minority community interacting with Mapusa PI Sitakant Naik on Saturday.


A large number of Muslims rallied in front of the Mapusa Police Station over derogatory remarks made against Prophet Muhammad by some unknown persons demanding prompt action including registering of an FIR.

The protesters under the banner of Ahle Sunnat Jamatul Muslamin, Jama Masjid, Angod, Mapusa marched to the police station and demanded action against the culprits.

Lodging a complaint against unknown persons who made the derogatory comments on social media, the Secretary of the association, Anwar Bepari said that lewd remarks have been passed on the Prophet and Allah which is disrespectful and have hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community.

“The persons have portrayed their ill-fated design with ulterior motive to ignite ill-feelings among communities. We fear the comments have infuriated the Muslim community and there is possibility of communal unrest all over and therefore ask for action including filing of FIR,” Bepari said.

It may be recalled, the Muslims celebrated the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad on September 28.

The agitators who initially refused to budge from the police station later relented after Mapusa PI Sitakant Naik assured them to take action against the culprits within three days.

“We trust the police, government and the chief minister that action will be initiated in the case,” one of the protesters said.

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