Clashes in Jodhpur: curfew extended until May 6, mobile internet remains suspended – check for updates | India News

Jodhpur (Rajasthan): The curfew in Jodhpur – which was imposed following incidents of violence in the district – has been extended until May 6, as per an order issued by the district police commissioner. “The curfew imposed in the Jodhpur police station area on May 3 has been extended to May 6… Raikabagh Palace Bus Station and Raikabagh Railway Station have been excluded from the curfew,” reads -on in the order.

Mobile internet remains suspended

Restriction of internet availability continues in the region. “The decision to resume mobile internet services will be taken after assessing the law and order situation. Currently, mobile internet services remain suspended,” said Himanshu Gupta, District Magistrate of Jodhpur, as quoted by ANI.

Who all exempt from the curfew

Students and teachers taking exams have been exempted from the curfew. In addition, personnel engaged in medical services, bank officials, court officers and media personnel are exempt. “Newspaper vendors will also be permitted to distribute newspapers,” the order added.

140 people have been arrested in connection with the violence that erupted in the neighborhood hours before Eid. “Currently the situation is peaceful. So far around 140 people have been arrested and 14 cases have been recorded. A meeting was held today with Bharatiya Janata party leaders and they suspended their protest for the moment,” said Hawa Singh Ghumaria, Director General of Police (Law and Order).

The unrest that led to the curfew

Tension gripped CM Ashok Gehlot’s hometown of Jodhpur hours before Eid on Tuesday, prompting authorities to suspend mobile internet services and impose a curfew in 10 police station areas of the city. city. There was commotion over the laying of religious flags on the Jalori gate circle in Jodhpur which led to stone throwing in which five police officers were injured. The chief minister of the state appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony.

Following the incident, Jodhpur police issued orders imposing a curfew in addition to suspending mobile internet services to control the spread of rumours. The situation was brought under control in the early hours of Tuesday with a massive deployment of police but tension escalated again in the morning after prayers at an Eidgah. Shops, vehicles and houses were pelted with rocks near the Jalori Gate area. Members of the minority community were putting up Eid flags and they placed a flag on a roundabout next to the statue of freedom fighter Balmukund Bissa. This led to a confrontation as members of the other community alleged that a saffron flag, which they had erected in front of Parshuram Jayanti, had gone missing. The issue has snowballed into stone-throwing and clashes, officials said. Police rushed to the scene to control the situation in which five officers were injured, police said. The police had to throw tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd. Mobile internet services have been suspended in the area to control the spread of rumours, officials said.

Take tough action: CM Gehlot

Following the incidents of violence and communal tension in Jodhpur, the Union Home Ministry is monitoring the situation in the city as well as the state, sources told the ministry on Wednesday. CM Gehlot ordered officials to take tough action against those responsible for the violence, regardless of religion, caste or class. He also accused the BJP of inciting communal violence in Jodhpur.

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