A group of Muslims who were praying in the Ambanpola Muslim mosque in Malsiripura was attacked yesterday night (20) , and the mosque premises too was damaged.
A Muslim clergy of the area said , about 200 individuals stormed into the mosque and attacked the people who were at prayers . In order to save their lives , the victims had fled . Several of them had been injured , while the mosque too was extensively damaged.
This mosque has been in existence for over 20 years . When the Muslim religious dignitaries got ready to enlarge the mosque , a group in the area who are not Muslims had opposed , as a result the extension of the mosque was stopped. Later , the Buddha Sasana Ministry had given the permission to extend the mosque , when this unfortunate incident occurred.
To safeguard the peace of the area , massive Police security was posted around the mosque.