New Delhi: Nine people were arrested, including four juveniles, on Wednesday, in the Hauz Qazi incident in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area where a temple was vandalised on Sunday night. Earlier on Tuesday, three people were arrested in connection to the incident. Also Read - Amid COVID Spike, Delhi's Kalkaji Temple Makes E-passes Mandatory For Devotees During Navratri. Read Details
A viral video had surfaced on the internet where a man was seen being beaten up by some people, suspected to be drunk, following a clash between two groups over a parking issue. Communal tension exploded after the quarrel led some people to vandalise the temple in the area. Also Read - Demand For Oxygen Supply Goes up Amid COVID Surge in Delhi, Govt Says Ramping Up Medical Infrastructure
Following such rage over the incident, Union Minister and Chandni Chowk MP Dr Harsh Vardhan visited Hauz Qazi area on Tuesday to take stock of the situation. Also Read - Delhi: Doctor Held For Procuring Loans by Forging Wife's Signature, Documents
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) then accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of being involved in the vandalism of the temple, to which AAP leader Imran Hussain filed a police complaint about the “baseless allegations”.
The temple was reopened on Wednesday morning after Aam Aadmi Party leader Imran Hussain declared that both the communities, Hindu and Muslims brothers sat down together and hugged and said, “Nobody wants riots”.