« Communal Riot » à वांद्रे Bandra (मुंबई Mumbai) – 7 octobre 2011

Communal clashes in Valmiki Nagar, 26 held


8 10 2011

Hindu-Muslim clashes broke out in Valmiki Nagar in Bandra (East) around 11.30 pm on Friday. The clashes occurred when members of one community objected to a girl’s alleged relationship with the boy of the other community. The police have arrested 26 people in connection with the clashes.

Police officers said they received a distress call at about 11.35 pm, informing them of the incident. A team comprising four constables and an officer of inspector rank rushed to the spot. In the melee that followed, the irate mob assaulted the policemen. All of them were injured and rushed to the hospital.

The mob then burnt about four motorcycles and a car. While members of the Hindu community claimed they were not responsible for the riots, the Muslim community too refused to take the blame. As both communities blamed each other, they continued their assaults on each other. Read more…


Bandra (Marathi: वांद्रे Vandre), is a suburb located in the north-west of Mumbai, India. It has earned the sobriquet « Queen Of The Suburbs ». It is a railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. Bandra is a highly coveted location for restaurants, pubs, and high-street stores. It has several restaurants and shopping areas.

The population of Bandra is cosmopolitan in nature. It consists of a fair amount of HindusMuslims, Christians (Catholics and others), Parsis (Zorastrians) et al. Bandra is home to numerous churches, including Mount Mary‘s Basilica. The Parsi fire-temple, Tata Agiary is located on Hill Road. Other famous religious places include the Jama Masjid (mosque) located near Bandra West railway station and the temple of Goddess Jari-Mari, located on S.V Road. A municipal lake, Swami Vivekanand Talao, is located in Bandra. It was closed to the general public in the mid 1990s.

The suburb is also famous for its coastline, with promenades along Carter Road, Bandstand and Reclamation. Many Bollywood actors live along the Bandra Bandstand, Carter Road and in the Pali Hill areas

~ par Alain Bertho sur 9 octobre 2011.

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