By Akhlad Khan – Twitter @BawaNaaved
Communal tension has taken place in Indian state Rajasthan’s Karauli city after the rally was taken out by right-wing Hindu organisations, including the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bajrang Dal passing through a Muslim-dominated area, a video came to light on social media where a Hindu youth mob can be seen marching in front of a mosque in Karauli.
In the video, it can be seen that the youth were waving saffron flags and were chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ (Praise to Hindu lord Ram)
Meanwhile, a different video was also shared by Journalist Rana Ayyub on her Instagram where a Hindu youth mob can be seen atop a mosque, Rana claimed the video of being from Rajasthan, wrote that Hindu fundamentalists perched atop a mosque in Karauli in Rajasthan, waving saffron flags, chanting Jai Shri Ram. These are the unemployed youth of this country who are being fed a steady and malignant dose of hate for the government to stay in power and not be questioned over the looming economic crisis. However, the video was later found to be from Ghazipur district of Indian state Uttar Pradesh.
Whereas, in the incident reported in Karauli region of Rajasthan state, the Probe revealed that as the rally reached the Mosque, it provoked the Muslims living in the area which resulted in stone pelting from both the sides, this further led to the torching of shops and vehicles.
“Hindu outfits were taking out a religious bike rally on the occasion of Hindu new year today evening. While the procession reached near a mosque, some miscreants pelted stones on them. This resulted in stone pelting and arson by the other side too in which a few two-wheelers and shops were torched. The situation is under control now and a large number of police personnel have been deployed,” said ADG Administration and Law and Order, Hawa Singh Ghumaria on Saturday.
The curfew was imposed after incidents of arson and vandalism on Saturday in the area. Around 35 people were injured in the violence, they said. Police arrested 46 people and took seven others in custody for interrogation after the communal violence.
However, two hours relaxation will be given to allow people to make essential purchases, and any further relaxation will be provided considering the law and order situation, officials said. “As the present circumstances are not normal for the law and order situation. In such a situation, curfew is extended till April 7 midnight,” an order issued by Karauli District Collector Rajendra Shekhawat said.