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Raja Singh remarks against Prophet: Tension continues in Hyderabad

Tension continues in the city following the derogatory comments of BJP legislator T Raja Singh against Prophet Mohammed and his subsequent release on bail on Tuesday. Groups of youngsters continued their protest in the city. Reports of protest came in from Amberpet, Tallabkatta, Charminar, Moghalpura, Khilwat, Bahadurpura and Chanchalguda.

The surroundings of Charminar continued to be witness the maximum late night protest. The police presence was beefed up and additional policemen deployed at the monument. The police closed down the Puranapul Bridge and Moosarambagh bridge as a precautionary measure. Police intensified patrolling in all areas of the city. A police vehicle was damaged by a group of protesters at Moghalpura.

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Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Goshamahal Assembly constituency in Hyderabad T. Raja Singh was arrested, later in the day produced before a court, for allegedly making statements to outrage religious feelings, in Hyderabad on Tuesday. However, the court turned down the remand application of the police for not following proper procedure in arrest and ordered the immediate release of the MLA.

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“How will you invite and allow a person who insulted Hindu gods and goddesses to perform here? We will burn down the venue. If you still go ahead, you will see the reaction on August 22,” he had said. With an intention to maintain law and order, several hundred police personnel guarded the venue, detained a few BJP activists and ensured that the show ended peacefully.

Taking on Mr. Faruqui, as stated earlier, Mr. Raja Singh on Monday uploaded a video via ‘Shree Ram Channel Telangana’ on YouTube “as a reaction to allowing the show.” The point at issue for Mr. Raja Singh was the Telangana Rashtra Samithi government allowing stand-up comic Munawar Faruqui to perform a show in Hyderabad. The firebrand leader, prior to the scheduled show on Saturday, had cautioned the organisers, the police and the government, that there would be severe backlash if the show was allowed.

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