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  תמוז 12, 5768 , 15/07/08

Pigs' Heads in Indian Mosque Spark Riots

Nearly 2,000 Indian Muslims recently clashed with police after they discovered that pigs' heads were placed inside the compounds of two mosques. A pig's head was discovered at the washing area near the entrance of one mosque after more than a dozen Muslims already had entered. A growing crowd marched on a police station and demanded that the offenders be punished, but the mob then began throwing stones at passing buses, forcing police to react.

Policemen used tear gas to disperse the mob, and four policemen were inured. Buses and shops were torched and ransacked.

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