July 5, 2022

Ranchi: Safety personnel conduct a flag march to take care of regulation and order following clashes throughout protest in opposition to now-suspended BJP leaders remarks on Prophet Muhammad, in Ranchi, Sunday, June 12, 2022. | – PTI

Over 400 individuals have been arrested to date in a clampdown on these concerned within the violent protests on Friday in a number of states in opposition to the controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad by two now-sacked BJP functionaries, with authorities in Uttar Pradesh razing “unlawful” homes of the accused for the second day.

Sporadic incidents of violence and protests had been reported together with a gaggle of individuals attacking and damaging a neighborhood practice at Bethuadahari railway station in West Bengal’s Nadia on Sunday night at the same time as prohibitory orders continued in components of Howrah and Murshidabad districts.

Amongst these arrested, 316 had been held in eight districts in Uttar Pradesh and 100 in West Bengal, whereas the Ranchi police registered 25 FIRs in opposition to “1000’s” of individuals for the clashes that left two useless and scores of others injured on June 10 within the Jharkhand capital, and safety was stepped up in different components of the state additionally.

Political events, together with the Samajwadi Occasion, and activists have accused authorities of high-handedness within the aftermath of the protests. Senior Congress chief and former residence minister P Chidambaram mentioned the prime minister ought to have spoken and acted instantly after the offensive utterances.

Union Info and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, nevertheless, mentioned that regulation and order is a state topic and they need to take strict motion in opposition to the rioters.

“There is no such thing as a place for violence in a democracy. Everyone ought to get a chance to place his standpoint in a democracy. And when the issues will be resolved by way of talks, then there isn’t a place for stone-pelting, arson and unruly behaviour,” he mentioned.

Leaders and organisations mustn’t add gas to the fireplace, he harassed.

Authorities had strengthened safety and imposed restrictions in lots of districts after individuals took to the streets following Friday prayers, indulged in stone-pelting and clashed with safety personnel, demanding the arrest of Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal.

Whereas Sharma was suspended by the BJP and Jindal expelled from the celebration amid backlash from many Islamic international locations, a number of circumstances and courtroom complaints proceed to be filed in opposition to them and likewise in opposition to others in associated circumstances of allegedly hurting non secular sentiments in varied components of the nation.

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The Bhiwandi police in Maharashtra has now summoned Sharma to document a press release on Monday, whereas Jindal has additionally been summoned on June 15 within the case registered in opposition to them on a grievance lodged by a consultant of the Raza Academy on Could 30.

Earlier, the police in Thane requested Sharma to look earlier than them on June 22 whereas the Mumbai Police had summoned her on June 25.

In Uttar Pradesh, the place Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has vowed to behave robust on rioters, Extra Director Basic of Police (Regulation and Order) Prashant Kumar mentioned 13 circumstances have been registered and 316 individuals arrested from eight districts.

“92 individuals have been arrested in Prayagraj, 79 in Saharanpur, 51 in Hathras, 34 in Ambedkar Nagar, 35 in Moradabad, 15 in Firozabad, six in Aligarh and 4 in Jalaun,” Kumar mentioned.

In Prayagraj, the place mobs went on a rampage on Friday, the civic physique on Sunday demolished the home of the alleged mastermind of Friday’s violence amid heavy police deployment.

Underneath Adityanath, the state administration has been cracking down on criminals and riot accused, seizing or razing their unlawful properties A day earlier, the properties of two others accused of rioting had been demolished in Saharanpur the place stone-pelting had taken place as nicely.

“Javed Ahmad’s home — JK Ashiyana — is positioned within the Kareli space of Prayagraj. Police personnel and a JCB machine reached the Kareli police station round 10.30 am and demolition commenced round 1 pm.

“The home was constructed with out getting its map handed by the PDA. For this, he was issued a discover on Could 10 and was instructed to current his facet on Could 24. On the given date, neither Javed nor his lawyer turned up. No doc was introduced as nicely, and therefore on Could 25, demolition orders had been issued,” an official of Prayagraj Improvement Authority mentioned.

The gadgets recovered from the home embody two country-made pistols, a number of stay cartridges, flags, posters and banners, the police claimed.

The police had mentioned on Saturday that Javed Ahmad, alias Pump, had been arrested.

In Ranchi, web companies had been restored within the district after almost 33 hours at the same time as Fast Motion Pressure, anti-terrorism squad, particular activity power and district police remained deployed at strategic areas, together with “38 recognized susceptible pockets.

Police staged a flag march in East Singhbhum and imposed prohibitory orders in adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan as a precautionary measure to stop any communal flare-up, officers mentioned.

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Relations of Mohammad Mudassir Alam and Mohammad Sahil, who had been fatally shot throughout Friday’s clashes, claimed they weren’t part of the protest procession.

In reply to queries relating to police firing, Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police Surendra Kumar Jha ,nevertheless, mentioned that the usual working procedures had been adhered to.

“Firing is the final resort. We adopted all norms earlier than resorting to firing, as the group was aggressive and uncontrollable. I do not wish to speak a lot on this because the matter is underneath investigation,” Jha mentioned.

Ranjan mentioned prohibitory orders underneath Part 144 have been lifted from six of the 12 police station areas.

In West Bengal’s Bethuadahari, a police officer mentioned, over 1,000 demonstrators threw stones, broken homes and tried to place up blockades on roads there. When chased by the police, a piece of them went contained in the Bethuadahari railway station and attacked the practice which was on a platform there.

Practice companies in that line had been disrupted for round two hours because of the incident.

Ten individuals have been detained in reference to the incident which occurred at round 6.05 pm, the officer instructed PTI.

One other group vandalised Dhubulia railway station in Nadia. Some workers of the station and passengers of the Krishnagar-Lalgola native practice had been injured, an official of the Japanese Railway mentioned.

In Purba Medinipur district, police prevented the Chief of Opposition in state Meeting, Suvendu Adhikari, from visiting violence-hit areas of Howrah, the place a number of BJP workplaces had been focused, “as a precautionary measure” as prohibitory orders have been clamped in lots of areas within the district.

Adhikari mentioned he would transfer the courtroom on Monday in opposition to this.

“The general state of affairs is peaceable at current as there have been no stories of any contemporary incident in Howrah and Murshidabad districts. A complete of 100 individuals have been arrested to date. Our power is on alert and any try to create disturbance will probably be handled strongly,” a senior police officer instructed PTI over the telephone.

In Kolkata, safety was tightened in areas “thought-about delicate” akin to Park Circus, Kidderpore, Rajabazar and Mallickbazar.

An FIR has been lodged at Kanthi Police Station in opposition to Nupur Sharma, an official mentioned.

In Jammu and Kashmir, one particular person was arrested for allegedly stoking communal rigidity as curfew and strict restrictions underneath prohibitory orders remained in power in components of Chenab valley.

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The accused Aadil Gafoor Ganai was arrested from his home throughout an early morning raid on Sunday by police at his residence at Chinar Mohalla locality for allegedly delivering an inflammatory speech from Markazi Jamia Masjid Bhaderwah on June 9 throughout a protest rally in opposition to remarks on Prophet Mohammad.

A police official mentioned there was no untoward incident reported from anyplace in each Doda and Kishtwar districts.

A peaceable protest was staged in Jammu at Gujjar Nagar, a Muslim-dominated locality, in opposition to Nupur Sharma, officers mentioned.

Within the nationwide capital, two males have been arrested for allegedly disrupting communal concord and holding the protest with out permission within the Jama Masjid space.

The 2 had been arrested on Saturday night time and have been recognized as Mohd Nadeem (43), a resident of Jama Masjid space, and Faheem (37), a resident of Turkman Gate space, the police mentioned.

An investigation is on to determine different individuals concerned and pictures from CCTVs is being scanned, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Shweta Chauhan mentioned.

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR in opposition to 31 individuals, together with AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and controversial priest Yati Narsinghanand, and filed a separate case in opposition to Sharma for allegedly spreading hate and hurting non secular sentiments.

In UP’s Bareilly, an FIR was registered at Premnagar police station in opposition to one Rehan on Saturday night time on the grievance of native BJP member Shalini Johri for allegedly posting an inflammatory message on a social media platform with an edited image of Nupur Sharma.

One other FIR has been lodged in opposition to one Kuldeep who despatched an objectionable message concerning the Prophet to 1 Furkhan.

In Ballia, one Muhammad Yakub Ansari, a resident of Revati city, had arrested after he posted an “indecent and objectionable put up” in opposition to Sharma on Fb on Saturday, the police mentioned.

A lawyer has additionally filed a grievance within the courtroom of the chief judicial Justice of the Peace of Srinagar in opposition to Sharma and others for the alleged “blasphemous” remarks in opposition to Prophet Mohammad.

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