New Delhi, Apr 13: A bike rally, which was flagged off by Anand Vihar BJP Councillor Gunjan Gupta, stopped at four mosques in the city with some members of it shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram’. In the video of the bike rally in Mandawali area of east Delhi, which has gone viral on social media, the participants could be seen brandishing swords, throwing saffron colour on the mosques’ walls, planting saffron flags and bursting firecrackers in front of the mosques.
A complaint has been filed against the Anand Vihar councillor along with Mandawali councillor Shashi Chandana for inciting the crowd. The complaint also mentioned that the ‘Bajrang Shakti’ rally was organised by the Akhand Bharat Morcha.
“Some elements from the groups were involved in certain incidents regarding the mosques. Videos were also made of the incident. The local maulvi from Mandawali registered a complaint at Madhu Vihar police station, but they have also communicated that they do not want to pursue the matter,” Additional DCP (East) Jasmeet Singh told Indian Express.
The BJP Councillor, however, said there was “nothing wrong” with what happened and the rally was an assembly of “disciplined workers”. “There was no violence in the rally as the organisation conducting it is a disciplined outfit. It was a religious sentiment just like it happens in Muharram,” she said.
The crowd, according to the reports, kept saying “Hindustan mein rehna hoga toh Vande Mataram kehna hoga”. An eyewitness said that the crowd even issued threats while the police stood by and watched. He also claimed that the rally intentionally stopped in front of the mosques.