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|Muslims in India smash tv sets|
|02/13/01 at 15:27:40|
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Muslims in India smash tv sets
NEW DELHI, Feb 12: Hundreds of Muslims in Gujarat state have smashed and
burned their television sets to ward off evil spirits and prevent a new
temblor, the Indian Express reported Monday.
The paper said Muslim priests in the region blamed the televisions for
spreading obscenity and attracting God's wrath in the form of the huge
January 26 quake, which left at least 30,000 dead.
During prayer meetings they urged believers to destroy their sets at the
"They have not acted according to my instructions, they have acted only
according to what Islam teaches. And this will happen across the country
and abroad," a Muslim religious leader said.
The report showed a picture of a mob in the town of Mariapur smashing up a
pile of televisions, and it said broken televisions now littered street
The report said the numbers of people in Gujarat visiting mosques, temples
and churches in the region had soared since the quake.-AFP
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