A curfew has been imposed in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone city after stones were thrown at a Ram Navami procession sparked arson and the torching of some vehicles and houses, according to a senior official. On Sunday, when worshippers were celebrating Ram Navami, the tragedy occurred.
To keep the scene under control, police resorted to using tear gas rounds. According to Khargone Collector Anugrah P, a curfew was imposed throughout the entire city of Khargone on the night of Sunday and Monday following the event.
Citizens have been advised to leave their homes only in the event of a medical emergency, according to her, who also stated that the issue is under control.
The collector further stated that anybody who shares negative remarks and recordings of the Khargone tragedy on social media will face serious consequences.
In a tweet, the district administration stated that for any urgent work other than medical emergencies, clearance can be sought from the SDM office, tehsil office, and Kotwali police station. Following the incident, officials imposed a curfew in three locations and implemented Section 144 of the CrPC (which prohibits gatherings of four or more individuals) throughout the city on Sunday.
A day after violence was reported in Himmatnagar and Khambhat cities, two companies of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) performed a flag march in the Chhapariya area. During Ram Navami processions, riots erupted between two groups, requiring police to fire tear gas shells to disperse rioters who flung stones at each other, causing damage to shops and vehicles in both locations.
When a Ram Navami procession arrived in the late afternoon in Chhapariya locality in Himmatnagar city in the Sabarkantha district, members of two communities flung stones at one other, according to a police official.
Several communal conflicts have been recorded in various parts of the country. During peaceful Ram Navami processions in Gujarat, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, clashes also erupted. On the festival of Ram Navami, processions are held to commemorate Lord Ram’s birthday.
When a Ram Navami procession arrived in the late afternoon in Chhapariya locality in Himmatnagar city in the Sabarkantha district, members of two communities flung stones at one other, according to a police official. A conflict broke out during a Ram Navami parade in Khambhat town, Anand district, during which two groups threw stones and destroyed stores and vehicles, according to a control room employee, who added that tear gas shells were shot.
The processions were held on the celebration of Ram Navami, which is Lord Ram’s birthday. A Ram Navami parade led by Vishwa Hindu Parishad near BE College in South Howrah was targeted by several miscreants.
The incident occurred as the procession made its way calmly towards Howrah Ramkrishna Pur Ghat at PM Basti, which is under the jurisdiction of the Shivpur police station. Following the occurrence, a large police force was dispatched to the area in question, and an inquiry was ordered.
The following violence at a fair on the border of Hendlaso-Kujra hamlet during Ram Navami celebrations, a tense atmosphere has prevailed. People from a particular group flung stones at those taking part in the Ram Navami parade, setting fire to at least 10 two-wheelers and a pickup van.
People in the parade also threw stones at each other in self-defence. At least four persons were hurt as a result of the incident.