at least two people Die of bullet injury in Jharkhand’s Ranchi, where the police shot in The air To disperse a crowd throwing stones as protests erupt in Many towns and cities across the country on Friday against insulting references to the prophet made by former BJP Spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal.
protests also turn violent in UP in Prayagraj and West Bengal Howrah. protests in Delhi and parts of Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra were peaceful even with a lockdown note in Srinagar.
Internet services are suspended until 6 am on Saturday in Ranchi and 6 am on Monday in Howrah.
In Delhi, Imam Shahi distanced himself from the protest and called for reconciliation. Meanwhile, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has appealed to Muslim scholars and intellectuals not to get involved. in Those TV discussions in The only intent of it… is to insult Islam and Muslims.” Sharma’s comments sparked a TV debate.
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The protests came days after the statements of Sharma and Jindal have been criticized before over a dozen countriesincluding the Gulf states, with India responded that it “does not reflect views”. of government.” Sharma has since been suspended and Jindal expelled from the BJP.
In Ranchi, the police opened fire in The air To break up a gathering he threw stones, injuring Ranchi SSB Surendra Jha, another officer and a policeman. Jha suffered a concussion after the stone hit Helmet was wearing. And the administration of the region later imposed banning orders in the main road area.
Speaking to The Indian Express, SP Ranchi (Country) Naushad Alam on Friday said: “One of Protesters are dead of bullet injury. twelve more, who You have been accepted into Rajendra Institute of Medical science, she has injuries caused due to pelletizing stones as well as pellets.” Status of at least one of Those undergoing treatment were critical.
Police sources said that the situation escalated after a vehicle plowed in group of protesters. the police also Investigation how the bullet injury You caused the sources.
protests also weave out of control in Prayagraj, which resulted in heavy stones being thrown in Minor injuries to a number of policemen personnel. late in Evening, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had a meeting with senior He ordered them to take “the most drastic measure.” against those involved in accidents of Violence and illegal protests in the state”.
“He has also Request from officials to proceed recovery Actions where the damage was done public property said state government official speaker. The meeting was attended by Additional General Secretary (Al-Watan) Awanish Kumar Awasthi, UP DGP Devendra Singh Chauhan and others. senior officials.
UP police said that a total of 136 people They got caught over Protests, including 45 in Saharanpur, 37 in Prayagraj, 23 in Ambedkarnagar, 20 in The pit, seven in Muradabad and four in Firuzabad.
Prayagraj SSB Ajay Kumar says violence has broken out out Inside the confines of the Khaldabad Police Station at the youth gathering on The streets were long after the afternoon prayer over. Among them were many palaces. We were light force to disperse them. Even after this, people They kept hesitating out in lanes and raising banners. The troops sustained some minor injuries. “The situation is under control,” Kumar said.
“The Rapid Action Force and four companies of PAC has been published. more force He will come here from other regions. It was one of the rickshaw tires set on fire But it was cast. there was also attempt set A PAC vehicle on fire. “Further measures will be taken according to the investigation,” the SSP said.
Saharanpur District Judge Akhilesh Singh and Police in Moradabad and Firozabad issued statements saying that the protests were peaceful and that the situation was under control.
In Ambedkarnagar, police blamed the accident of throwing stones in Tanda area on “Nine guys in the age group of 15-20 years old.” “We were light force and their division. They said, “We have identified the accused.”
Police in Hatra said, “Some people He tried to organize a protest without permission’ within the confines of Sikandra Rao station. The police spoke to them and sent them back and the police said…More actions are underway.
In Howrah in West Bengal, prohibition orders have been enforced in Several areas after protesters attacked a police station and also set fire For a few stalls, many two-wheeled vehicles and vehicles. Officials said at least 12 police were injured.
Governor Jagdeep Dinkhar summoned the state chief secretary Hong Kong Dwivedi even when the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party claimed his offices were targeted in Uluberia and Panchla regions.
dankhar also referred to a call from the leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari and ‘other entries for this office”and tweet that”view must be taken” on troop deployment of Central Forcesin This dismal situation.”
In Dholaghra, police used batons and tear gas shells to disperse a crowd of protesters who had blocked the road. national highway. Protesters attacked and vandalized a police station in Dumgor. “There was damage to property But there were no reports of serious injuries. Mode is brought back to normal, “a senior A police officer said.
In Kolkata, protesters closed the seven-point Park Circus crossing for over two hours Demands arrest of Nupur Sharma. “Expect CM smt. Mamata Banerjee strongly warns lawbreakers – they will not be saved,” Dinkhar said in Tweet.
State Transport Minister and Kolkata Mayor Farhad Hakeem said: “What Nupur Sharma said is deeply condemned. But that doesn’t mean you’re here out on Roads and irritation. There is no place for riots.”
At J&K, all business Institutions have remained shut in Srinagar while the authorities were cut off mobile Internet services for bone of The day before to retrieve it late in Evening. The protests came a day after an indefinite curfew was imposed in Qishtwar region and the town of Badroah in Doda neighborhood while ban orders were issued in the rest of Chenab Valley.
Police in Delhi said about 1,500 people people Gathered in the Jameh Mosque for Friday prayers organized on the impact of about 300 protest pause. In Maharashtra, peaceful protests were organized in 14 provinces, with Large gatherings were reported from Solapur, Navi Mumbai, Nandurbar, Aurangabad, Parbhani and Jalna.
In the district of Chhindwara where members of parliament belong, protesters marched to the deputies of the additional judiciary office where they delivered over note demanding arrest of Nupur Sharma. A similar note was made in Vidisha too.
In Gujarat, protests were reported from Vadodara and Ahmedabad where shops stayed shut in several regions. The protests were also mentioned in Bhojpur, Muzaffarpur and Nawada districts of Bihar.
And the in Hyderabad, tension prevailed outside Mecca Mosque for For a brief period as many protesters gathered to raise anti-BJP slogans.
(with Asad Rahman / Lucknow, Santano Chaudhary / Kolkata, Abhishek Angad / Ranchi, Naveed Iqbal / Srinagar, Arun Sharma / Jammu, Arnav Chandrasekhar / New Delhi, Vallabh Ozarkar / Mumbai, Iram Siddiqui / Bhopal, Vaibhav Javdirabad / Ahmedabad and agencies)