COMMUNAL VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN RAJASTHAN TOWN

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Vehicles set to fire during communal violence in Jaitaran town of Rajasthan on 31 March 2018.

Raheem Khan for Caravan Daily

JAIPUR: While the states of West Bengal and Bihar are yet to overcome the communal violence erupted during the Ram Navami procession there last week, communal clashes have now erupted during the Hanuman Jayanti procession in the Pali district of Rajasthan on Saturday.

The district administration has banned gathering of people, communal sloganeering and display of weapons.

Images and videos coming from the Jaitaran town show smokes billowing out of residential areas and roads. Besides, some vehicles have been torched on the road.

The procession was passing through the Jaitaran town when the clashes erupted, leading to violence.

“During the Shobha Yatra of Hanuman Jayanti, law and order situation was created. There is high tension in the area. It is necessary to ensure law and order and communal harmony,” said District Magistrate Sudhir Kumar Sharma.

The district administration has imposed various restrictions under the Section 144 in the affected area. There will be restriction on assembly of five or more people or any meeting, display of arms – both firearms and traditional weapons – and communal sloganeering.

More details are awaited.

 

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