Islamabad (Web Desk): President Arif Alvi on Wednesday condemned the violence in New Delhi, saying the secular forces within India should rise against barbaric actions like the vandalising of a mosque.
"Another update of the disgraceful act. Vandalising a mosque! It seems to be a reminder to Muslims of the Babri Masjid episode. I think secular forces within India should rise against such barbaric actions," said Alvi in a post on the social networking platform Twitter.
اس شرمناک واقعہ کا ایک اور رخ. بابری مسجد کی طرز پر ایک اور مسجد پر حملہ . میرے خیال میں بھارت میں سیکولر قوتیں کو بڑھتی ہوئی بربریت کے خلاف کھڑا ہونا پڑے گا۔ https://t.co/j8eLlCyPLf— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) February 25, 2020
A mosque has been set on fire in New Delhi as at least 17 people have been killed and hundreds injured in clashes between opposing groups of protesters the Indian capital.
Al-Jazeera quoting the Indian website ‘The Wire’ reported that a mob shouting “Jai Shri Ram”, translated to “hail Lord Ram”, paraded around the burning mosque in the Ashok Nagar area of the capital on Tuesday.
Video footage shared on social media showed a mob climbing to the top of the mosque’s minaret where they attempted to plant a saffron flag.
On the other hand, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attempted to gag media amid deadly violence in New Delhi.