Thousands of Muslims protest over abusive Facebook update
A Udaipur wide bandh on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 was proposed by the Anjuman Committee, if the administration failed to take action against the culprit. Thousands of Muslims gathered at Anjuman, Mukherjee Chowk on Sunday evening to express their unhappiness, anger and objection over the recent abusive graphical image of Islamic Pilgrimage Ka’aba, Mecca that was spread on social networking site Facebook.
Thousands of Muslims gathered at Anjuman, Mukherjee Chowk on Sunday evening to express their unhappiness, anger and objection over the recent abusive graphical image of Islamic Pilgrimage Ka’aba, Mecca that was spread on social networking site Facebook.
Amid tight police security, number Muslim men, both young and old protested and demanded for strict action against the culprit(s), which it is alleged, was through an unknown user account made from Bikaner, Rajasthan to spread the insulting pictures of the only Islamic Holy place, Ka’aba.
Maulana Zul-kar-Nain, Head Imam of the Anjuman Mosque, Mukherjee Chwowk, Udaipur has said that in the joint meeting of Imams of Mosques all across Udaipur and the state of Rajasthan, the administration has been requested to take necessary action against the mischief makers, failing which the community will take to protests, and any development subsequent to such protest will not be the responsibility of the community or the various associations across the city and state.
A Udaipur wide bandh on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 was proposed by the Anjuman Committee, if the administration failed to take action against the culprit.
Ashraf Khan, the President of Anjuman Taaymul Islam, Udaipur, also said, “we condemn the insult towards our Prophet, and request the administration to take necessary action”.
Earlier, the Secretary of Anjuman Committee, Sharafat Khan said, “the agitation had started when the Facebook page was shown on certain mobiles and the crowd had become hostile.
It was only when one of the Imams had interfered and spoke to the gathering, that the people were pacified and a peaceful gathering was organised”. The Police came into ensure law and order, but no untoward incident was recorded.
One of the protestors said “We are not going to tolerate such an act; we want authorities to take strict actions against the culprit and punish him so that no one can dare to insult our religion.”
The Additional Superintendent of Police, Tejraj Singh said, “since this matter does not pertain to Udaipur alone and since the incident has not started from Udaipur,” While talking to media, he said “the Police and administration are at the sight of protest only to ensure law and order is maintained”.
Since last few weeks, millions of Facebook accounts have reportedly been hacked and obscene and nude material have been posted on hacked users’ Wall. Facebook however claimed its user accounts are safe, particularly in India.
This has been going on for quite some time now, with incident of User accounts being created of persons who are not even aware about FB. Such user accounts contain precise information on the user as well as friend requests are sent to family members holding FB accounts.
This is one of the major repercussions of active social networks, which has become a playground for hackers and organizations that are focused on creating communal disharmony as well maiming the social media networks on the web.
Also contributed in reporting: Sayeed Ahmed, Zaheer Abbas