Inflammatory posters were on Monday spotted in Deoband, a town in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, threatening Bangladesh students in Islamic seminaries and asking them to quit India.
Hours after the incident, Saharanpur Superintendent of Police (SSP) Babloo Kumar said that an investigation has been initiated in the matter to nab the perpetrators.
The posters were seen on the walls and mosques with a message threatening Bangladeshi students with dire consequences if they did not leave the country within a month.
They had mentioned names and numbers of Bangladeshi students studying in Darul Uloom Deoband and other Islamic seminaries.
The posters were later brought down and burnt by angry local residents.
The unsigned poster said, “We know Bangladeshis are illegally staying in Deoband. We also know what fake names these students studying in different madrassas are using. If they do not leave (the town/country) within a month, they will remember the consequences for years together.”
Talking to news agency ANI, SSP Kumar said that the action will be taken after the investigation. "We are investigating the matter and action will be taken after the facts come to light," Kumar said.
Deoband is home to world-renowned Islamic seminary Darul Uloom and the incident comes at a time when seminary's vice-chancellor Abul Qasim Nomani is on a 10-day visit to Bangladesh.
Source: Times Now News