Mangaluru, Feb 16, 2015: There is tension in the air at Subhashnagar in Tokkottu near Ullal since February 15, Sunday following a clash between people of two communities reportedly over the issue of use of a loud speaker at a local mosque during the prayer call or adhaan. Sources say a few persons have been detained in connection with the incident. Meanwhile, police have also maintained a strict vigil in the area to prevent any untoward incident.
According to some sources a few people including women had visited the residence of Abdul Hameed, the Vice President of the Anjuman Mablagul Falah Madarasa Committee with a request to stop using the loudspeaker for the prayer call.
However, soon there were rumours that Muslim youth had attacked Hindu women resulting in a clash between members of both communities.
A complaint and counter complaint has been lodged in Ullal police station.
As per the complaint loged by Anita Veigas, two women named Baby and Geetha were attacked by a group of youth including Mohammad Haneef, Ishaq, Majeed, Imran, Hameed, Rahiman, Naufal, Salim and Basheer. Police have registered cases against the youth under different sections of IPC for attempting to hurt religious sentiments, attempting to outrage modesty, issuing death threat and also attempt to murder.
Meanwhile, a counter complaint by Naushad said he was attacked by a group reportedly for trying to rescue a woman. He has named Yatish, Prashanth, Manjunath, Anil, Nithin and Dhanu as the accused. Even the accused in this case have been booked under different sections of IPC.
In a latest development, Ibrahim, the President of the local Madarasa Committee has said all efforts would be made to settle the issue amicably after duly seeking the assistance of the cops.