Tension in UP’s Gonda after objectionable social media post



Tension prevails in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh, following an objectionable social media post by a local youth about the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

One Rikki, who runs a chowmein stall in Gonda, in a post on Facebook on Monday night had made objectionable comments against the Prophet which led to anger in the Muslim community. Additional forces have been deployed and the district administration is keeping a close vigil on the situation. A police team, which reached the scene to control the situation, later arrested Rikki.

“We are monitoring the situation to prevent any retaliatory action. The accused has been arrested. We have spoken to senior members of the community and have pacified them,” said a district official.—INP


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