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Violent protests erupted at Mathura, in India, where a Dosa seller, Uttar Pradesh was accused of naming his Dhosa shop ‘Srinath Dosa Center’. 

Dosa is a thin pancake or crepe, originating from South India, made from a fermented batter predominantly consisting of lentils and rice.

As Shrinathji is a form of Hindu God Lord Sri- Krishna.

The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that trouble started when a group of angry youths stormed the area to show their displeasure with Pradesh who was said to be a Muslim man.

The rampaging youths later vandalized the shop, while demanding to know why the Dosa seller chose to name his shop after a Hindu deity. 

Video of the vandalism was said to have gone viral on social media which eventually made the police to took strict action. 

It was learnt that the Dosa seller has been arrested, and the shopkeeper has also changed the name of the shop to ‘American Dosa Center’.

An eyewitness who spoke to The Daily Vendor correspondent on the condition of anonymity said “The Dosa seller runs a wheeled shop in Takiya Mahalla near Sadarbazar in Mathura. He named his shop after a Hindu deity and because of this ‘crime’ that the miscreants attack that person.”

The video which has gone viral on social media shows how they were questioning the man in various ways. He was asked why he named the shop after a Hindu deity even though he was a Muslim. 

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Continuing the source said “The miscreants claim that Mathura is being defiled in this. The group was even chanting the name Srikrisna to purify Mathura. Some say that Hindus eat here by mistake after seeing the name of the shop. Then the vandalism started. An FIR was lodged in the name of the accused. A case has been filed against them under sections 426 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.”

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Mathura is famous as the birthplace of Indian Hindu God Lord Sri Krishna, an important deity in the Hindu religious pantheon. It is an important pilgrim place of the Hindus and one of the seven sacred cities in India. The main pilgrim center in Mathura is the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi ( birthplace ) temple.

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