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Ram Mandir Celebrations: Burqa-Clad Woman, Hindu Activists Trade Slogans. WATCH VIDEO


Karnataka News: Communal tensions gripped Shivamogga town in Karnataka after a burqa-clad Muslim woman and a group of Hindu activists faced off during while the former were celebrating the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya and preparing ‘prasad’ offering for the occasion.

According to reports, the incident took place at the Shivappa Circle in Shivamogga, when the woman, who was accompanied by her three-year-old child, allegedly began clicking pictures when the Hindu activists where distributing sweets.

This led to an argument as the activists allegedly heckled the woman amid loud ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chants who fired back by shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.

Reports said that hundreds of people had gathered at the Shivappa Nayak Circle in Shivamogga town to celebrate the Ram Mandir consecration at Ayodhya. Hindu activists were distributing sweets as ‘prasad’ to people and each other when a Muslim woman suddenly arrived at the scene and allegedly started cursing and abusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Local media reports, quoting eyewitness accounts, said the woman also raised loud ‘Allahu Akbar’ slogans and the Ram Mandir revellers responded with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chants. However, it was not clear what triggered the woman to resort to such behavior amid a sea of saffron supporters.

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.