Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district is gripped with tension after an audio of a local Moulvi delivering hate speech against the Hindu community went viral on social media. This objectionable speech delivered by the Moulvi has enraged local residents of the Hindu community.

In the viral audio, the Moulvi openly warned Hindus to stay away from Muslims.

"Hindus don't know how to wear dhoti, how to live and are like animals. If anybody constructs Ram Mandir, not just Rajouri but the whole India will burn,” he said in the audio.

"I warn Hindus not to indulge in the construction of Babri Masjid,” he added. He also asked Muslims to observe December 6 as a ‘black day’, further provoking locals against the Hindu community.

Right after the incident, various organisations including Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Rajouri, VHP and Bajrang Dal demanded the registration of an FIR against the Moulvi over his hate speech.

The Moulvi has been identified as Moulvi Farooq of Jamia Masjid, Rajouri and is a member of Rajouri Ekta Committee, formed by the Army.

Following the tension in the area after the hate speech went viral on social media, Jammu and Kashmir Police, along with paramilitary forces took out a flag march in the area to ensure peace among the communities.

Hindu organisations have given a deadline till Monday evening to the administration for registering an FIR against the Moulvi for hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindu community. The Moulvi has also released a video seeking an apology for his speech.