Prophet remarks row: Over 400 arrested in a number of states, demolition of rioters’ properties in UP continues

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Safety personnel stand guard, a day after clashes throughout protest towards now-suspended BJP leaders comment on Prophet Muhammad, in Ranchi, Saturday.


  • Greater than 400 folks have been arrested in a number of states in relation to Friday violence
  • In Uttar Pradesh, district authorities continued demolition of unlawful properties of rioters
  • Violence had erupted in a number of states towards Nupur Sharma’s Prophet remarks put up Friday prayers

Prophet remarks row: Over 400 folks have been arrested together with 316 alone in Uttar Pradesh up to now in a clampdown on these concerned within the violent protests on Friday in a number of states towards the controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad by two now-sacked BJP functionaries — Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal. As a part of the motion towards the rioters, district authorities of Prayagraj, Saharanpur and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh have additionally bulldozed “unlawful” homes of the accused for the second day. In one other surprising revelation, it has been discovered that minors have been on the forefront of the violence in Uttar Pradesh towards the controversial remarks on Prophet. Based on a senior police official, majority of the protesters in Kanpur, Prayagraj, Saharanpur and Moradabad are minors. ADG (Regulation and Order) Prashant Kumar admitted that minors have been discovered to be actively concerned in violence after the weekend violence.

Native prepare attacked in West Bengal

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

Over 300 arrested in Uttar Pradesh, 100 in Bengal

Amongst these arrested, 316 have been held in eight districts in Uttar Pradesh and 100 in West Bengal, whereas the Ranchi police registered 25 FIRs towards “hundreds” 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 elements of the state additionally.

Political events, together with the Samajwadi Get together, and activists have accused authorities of high-handedness within the aftermath of the protests.

Congress questions PM Modi’s silence 

Senior Congress chief and former residence minister P Chidambaram stated the prime minister ought to have spoken and acted instantly after the offensive utterances.

No place for violence in democracy

Union Info and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, nonetheless, stated that legislation and order is a state topic and they need to take strict motion towards the rioters.

“There isn’t any place for violence in a democracy. Everyone ought to get a chance to place his standpoint in a democracy. And when the issues might be resolved by talks, then there isn’t any place for stone-pelting, arson and unruly behaviour,” he stated.

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

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Miscreants throw stones on police throughout a protest over controversial remarks made by two now-suspended BJP leaders about Prophet Mohammad, in Ranchi, Friday.

Authorities had strengthened safety and imposed restrictions in lots of districts after folks 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 nations, a number of circumstances and courtroom complaints proceed to be filed towards them and in addition towards others in associated circumstances of allegedly hurting non secular sentiments in numerous elements of the nation.

Summons towards Nupur Sharma

The Bhiwandi police in Maharashtra has now summoned Sharma to report an announcement on Monday, whereas Jindal has additionally been summoned on June 15 within the case registered towards them on a criticism 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.

CM Yogi requires powerful motion towards rioters

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

“92 folks 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 stated.

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.

Bulldozer on unlawful properties in UP

Beneath 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 have been demolished in Saharanpur the place stone-pelting had taken place as properly.

Javed Ahmad’s home — JK Ashiyana — is situated 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 informed to current his aspect on Could 24. On the given date, neither Javed nor his lawyer turned up. No doc was introduced as properly, and therefore on Could 25, demolition orders have been issued,” an official of Prayagraj Improvement Authority stated.

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 stated on Saturday that Javed Ahmad, alias Pump, had been arrested.

Web restored in Ranchi

In Ranchi, web providers have been restored within the district after practically 33 hours at the same time as Fast Motion Power, anti-terrorism squad, particular activity pressure and district police remained deployed at strategic places, together with “38 recognized weak 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 stated.

Relations of Mohammad Mudassir Alam and Mohammad Sahil, who have 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 ,nonetheless, stated that the usual working procedures have 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 discuss a lot on this because the matter is underneath investigation,” Jha stated.

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

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

Practice providers in that line have been disrupted for round two hours as a result of incident.

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

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

Suvendhu Adhikari stopped from visiting violence-hit areas 

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 have been focused, “as a precautionary measure” as prohibitory orders have been clamped in lots of areas within the district.

Adhikari stated he would transfer the courtroom on Monday towards this.

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

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

An FIR has been lodged at Kanthi Police Station towards Nupur Sharma, an official stated.

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

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 towards remarks on Prophet Mohammad.

A police official stated 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, towards Nupur Sharma, officers stated.

Two arrested in Delhi

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 have 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 stated.

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

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

In UP’s Bareilly, an FIR was registered at Premnagar police station towards one Rehan on Saturday night time on the criticism 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 towards 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” towards Sharma on Fb on Saturday, the police stated.

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

(With inputs from PTI)

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