Published On: Wed, Oct 9th, 2019

Curfew in Rajasthan’s Malpura after communal violence during Dussehra

Jaipur: Rajasthan’s Malpura town on Tuesday evening witnessed incident of stone pelting on a Dussehra procession by people from the minority community, which led to protests and tension in the area.

The administration tried to control the situation by talking to elders of both the communities

The local BJP MLA sat on dharna before the concerned police station for it alleged inaction and his supporters refused to carry out the customary buring of Ravana’s effigy.

However, after much persuasion by the local administration, the members of the majority community relented. Thereafter, amid strict security the Ravana effigy was finally burnt at 4.30 am on Wednesday. The Dussehra maidan turned into a fortress with heavy security in and around during the time the effigy was being burnt.

The administration tried to control the situation by talking to elders of both the communities.

In view of the heightened tensed atmosphere suspended the internet services and clamped curfew since midnight, police said on Wednesday.

“District and police administration announced the suspension of internet services since midnight on Tuesday till further orders following the mounting tension in the area,” said Malpura Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Ajay Kumar.

District Collector KK Sharma and Superintendent Police (SP) Adharsh Sidhhu along with a heavy police force were present at the location.

Malpura SHO Dalpat Singh said that a few miscreants have been detained. “We also have video clippings with us which we are looking into to nab the accused. Presently, the situation is under control, however, we are leaving no stone unturned,” he added.

It may be mentioned here that the area is infamous for anti-national activities including occasion wherein certain individuals in the past reportedly waved ISIS flag and even raised slogans supporting the said terror organisation.

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