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Another act of hurting the sentiments of Muslims came to surface in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. On August 18, a Hindi daily published some disrespectful content regarding the Prophet of Islam (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) which led to anger and frustration among the local Muslims. As a protest, Muslims burnt the copies of the newspapers on a large scale. The act also gave way for many rumours which made the situation very tense and marketplaces witnessed chaos soon after the news broke out. The local Muslims under the leadership Maulana Mufti Mohammad Ayub, Rector, Mumtaz Deeni Darsgah, Jamia Naeemia, immediately contacted the newspaper authorities and demanded an apology. The newspaper agreed to do so in the next edition and the apology got published in the issue of August 19. A case has also been registered in Nagphani Thana.