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'Hindus Love Muslims' Poster Pinned Outside Dwarka Mosque That Was Attacked

The Wire had reported last month that broken glass bottles and stones were found near the mosque's premises.

New Delhi: A poster saying ‘Hindus love Muslims’ was pinned outside the mosque in South-West Delhi that was attacked last month on February 28 at 2 am by a few men allegedly shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

The poster was signed ‘Hindus of Dwarka’,

The Wire had reported last month that broken glass bottles and stones were found near the mosque’s premises.

While DCP Dwarka had refuted claims that the incident had taken place, when The Wire visited the mosque, the police were making arrangements to fix the windowpane that had been shattered – allegedly by a pelted stone – so that further panic could be avoided.

Imran Khan, a member of the managing committee of the Shahjahanabad Society (a Muslim-majority housing complex) and Abrar Ahmed, the convener of the Masjid Society Trust suspected that 10-12 stones were pelted in quick succession st the mosque and were well-aimed.

Also read: Windows of Dwarka Mosque Shattered, Locals Say Attackers Shouted ‘Jai Shri Ram’

The mosque which is situated in a narrow rocky lane off the Sector 11 main road has no street lights. The lane right in the front of the road has no street lights either.

This attack happened after Delhi’s North East region saw gruesome and communally targeted violence after February 24, in which over 50 people lost their lives. Temples, mosques, shops and schools belonging to both the Hindu and Muslim communities have been destroyed.