Muslims pelted stones on Hindus playing Holi, several injured.

Hindu Vahini members talking to Hindu victims of stone pelting in Varanasi,

Dozens of Hindus injured after some Muslims pelted stones at  them in a Muslim-dominated area of Saraiya in Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh on the day of Holi on March 29th 2021. Muslims pelted stones from the terrace of their homes after some colour was accidently splashed on a Muslim man passing by Hindus playing Holi.

A team of Hindu Vahini had taken stock of the situation on the ground after the incident. According to the reports, some boys were dancing and enjoying Holi and the Muslims, out of their jealousy, pelted stones. Muslims in large numbers including the women pelted stones from the top of their homes.

Reportedly, a case under Section 147, 149, 323, 504, 336, and 352 of the Indian Penal Code and under relevant sections of SC/ST Act, since the people playing Holi come from SC/ST Communities. Two men named Aseem and Azem were arrested.


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