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'Allah Hu Akbar' slogan at terror attack mock drill upsets Muslim leaders; Lawyers submit objection | India News

‘Allah Hu Akbar’ slogan at terror assault mock drill upsets Muslim leaders; Legal professionals submit objection | Information

An anti-terror mock drill in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad has sparked controversy after the dummy terrorists allegedly shouted slogans related to a specific neighborhood. A police mock drill was held on January 11 in a temple in Chandrapur in Maharashtra. Native Muslim leaders stated that through the mock drill, police displayed methods to manage terrorists. They alleged that through the mock drill, the police’s hatred for the Muslim neighborhood got here out in public.

Alternatively, a gaggle of legal professionals has submitted a memorandum to the district police authorities on the problem, whereas Superintendent of Police Ravindrasingh Pardeshi on Sunday stated all efforts could be taken to make sure such an error just isn’t repeated, reported PTI.

The mock drill, which was carried out on January 11 on the famend Mahakali Temple right here, enacted a scene during which a gaggle of terrorists took over a spot of worship and held devotees hostage, earlier than being apprehended by safety forces.

A complainant informed ANI, “These enjoying the function of a terrorist shouted ‘Allah-Hu-Akbar’ through the mock drill, which we don’t like. Muslims have turn out to be a delicate goal. Why are terrorists being proven as Muslims in mock drills? Why are you telling {that a} terrorist seems like this by placing on beard, moustache, kurta-pajama?”

आतंकवादी की भूमिका निभाने वाले ने मॉक ड्रिल के दौरान ‘अल्लाह हू अकबर’ का नारा लगाया, जो हमें पसंद नहीं। मुसलमानों को सॉफ्ट टारगेट किया जा रहा है। मॉक ड्रिल में मुस्लिम भेष क्यों दे रहे हैं? आप दाढ़ी, मूंछें, कुर्ता-पजामा डालकर क्यों बता रहे हैं कि आतंकी ऐसा दिखता है?: शिकायतकर्ता pic.twitter.com/0M9mWaWFO8
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“Movies of the drill displaying the personnel who performed the a part of terrorists within the mock drill shouting explicit slogans. This portrays one neighborhood in a destructive gentle and makes one consider all terrorists are from this neighborhood,” stated Farat Baig, a part of the legal professionals’ group right here.

“We’ve submitted a memorandum to the workplace of the district SP towards such sloganeering and portrayal. This act of the police quantities to defaming a neighborhood. Clearly, the script of the mock drill will need to have been overseen by the SP and different senior officers,” Baig stated.

When contacted, SP Ravindrasingh Pardeshi stated his division will “take mandatory steps to make sure such an error just isn’t repeated”. The mock drill was carried out by personnel from the native police, the Anti Terrorism Squad, the specialised fight unit C-60, amongst others, officers stated.