Clashes prompt Indian police to ban gatherings in affected areas


Clashes between Hindus and Muslims throughout a spiritual pageant triggered police in India to impose a curfew in one the city and ban gatherings of greater than 4 folks in affected portions of Gujarat and two different states on Monday.

An afternoon previous, no less than one particular person was once killed and ten, together with 9 police, had been injured when a Hindu procession was once pelted with stones in a the city in the western state of Gujarat.

Within the central state of Madhya Pradesh, greater than 35 folks had been injured throughout identical clashes, whilst the jap state of Jharkand additionally suffered communal violence.

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“We’ve detained seven folks after the clashes and tight safety preparations had been put in position to save you additional rigidity,” stated M J Chaudhari, a police authentic primarily based in Khambat the city of Gujarat’s Anand district, the place one incident happened.

Government in Gujarat, High Minister Narendra Modi’s house state, additionally imposed a curfew in portions of Himmatnagar the city.

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In 2002, Gujarat was once gripped via fatal, massive scale communal violence for round a month. Rights teams say about 2,000 folks, most commonly Muslims, had been killed. Modi was once the executive minister of Gujarat at the moment and a emerging megastar in the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Birthday celebration (BJP).

The pageant on Sunday marked the beginning of the Hindu Lord Ram, a bodily incarnation of the god Vishnu.

Final week police imposed a curfew in the desolate tract state of Rajasthan after a identical assault on a spiritual procession.

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