A total of nine districts faced communal violence during the festival of ‘Ram Navami’ this year. A video of riots in Samastipur went viral which shows Hindu extremists climbing on the Jama Masjid and hoisting saffron flag
A doctor saved lives of at least 70 Muslim kids by giving them shelter in his home during the recent anti-Muslim riots in Bihar.
The violence broke out on 25 March over ‘Ram Navami’ procession in Aurangabadand and rapidly spread across other districts of Bihar for almost five days.
On 27 March, at Rosara village of Samastipur, an unruly mob of over 3,000 Hindu extremists barged into the Zia-ul-Uloom Madarasa where 70-80 students were studying, and destroyed everything.
Children and staff members rushed to Dr Ashok Kumar Mishra’s home which is adjacent to the madarsa and took refuge.
“As we saw the mob coming to our madarsa from a distance, I along with other staff members rapidly pushed the children upstairs,” said Maulana Nazir Ahmed Nazvi while recalling the unfortunate day, adding that the miscreants would have killed them if their next door neighbour was not there, reported Newsclick.
Maulana Nazvi appreciated Dr. Mishra and was thankful to him for his humanitarian assistance at the time of crisis.
Dr. Mishra said that it was his duty to keep humanity above all. The satisfaction he felt on that day as he calmed down the kids and assured them of safety is his reward, he said.
Meanwhile, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has allotted funds of more than Rs 2 lakh for repairing the Zia-ul-Uloom Madarasa and Gudri mosque which were damaged in the violence in Samastipur.
Also, the state government has allotted Rs. 2.5 million to pay compensation to the Muslims whose shops were set ablaze by angry mob in Aurangabad district.
As per reports, around 50 shops were torched or robbed by rioting mobs in the district which, elders said, never saw such level of communal frenzy in the past. The place reeled under communal violence for four days as the government had to battle hard to restore peace.
A total of nine districts faced communal violence during the festival of ‘Ram Navami’ this year. A video of riots in Samastipur went viral which shows Hindu extremists climbing on the Jama Masjid and hoisting saffron flag.