On Monday night as the people were gearing up for celebrating Eid, a communal riot erupted in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur. As per the police the dispute took over regarding raising flags in the Jalori Gate area.
Several restrictions have been imposed to curb the violence. The Internet has been suspended so that anti-social elements don’t spread rumours. People have offered namaz for Eid under police protection.
As Eid & Parshuram Jayanti is being celebrated on the same day. The violence took over on placing religious flags. A heated argument was ignited between the two religious communities which led to a clash. Police immediately rushed to the scene, tear gas & sticks were used to disperse the crowd. The crowd also attacked the police, four policemen were injured due to stones, as reported by PTI.
“Four policemen were injured in the stone-pelting. A heavy police force was deployed in the area to control the situation,” said an official to PTI. Communal clashes have become common in the country, within the last few weeks clashes were reported from Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand & West Bengal.