Ulto Rath Yatra, like Rath Yatra festival, is observed with reverence throughout Indian state of West Bengal but today, the joyous mood was disrupted in Jhinki, P.S. Mograhat, District: 24 Paraganas (South), owing to bids of Muslim boys to molest Hindu girls in the crowd and Hindu protests against it leading to a scuffle.
The fracas took place only at 7.15 pm when a vast crowd, containing no less than 3 to 4 thousands of people, gathered to enjoy the Ulto Rath Yatra festival in Jhinki. Little did Hindus know that the crowd was having a large presence of Muslim youths, intending to molest Hindu girls only, as well.
Problem started when on earth a few Muslim boys were found to molest Hindu girls. Even if the girls protested loudly, shameless Muslim cronies went on doing the same. Such an annoying problem alarmed members of Hindu Samhati present in the crowd. Sudip, age 22 years and student of B.A. (Hons.), and Kartik, student of Madhyamik, both active members of Hindu Samhati, challenged the Muslim youths. This led to a scuffle followed by a huge fighting between the two factions.
Even if Muslims in the vicinity are known for their strong-arm tactics, Hindu Samhati members overpowered them.
In accordance with latest news, local police has interfered, divided the crowd in two opposite halves and calmed the incident down.