Internet Shutdown in Rajasthan Today: Tailored Murder: Banning Orders Imposed, Mobile Internet Suspended Across Rajasthan

The Rajasthan government on Tuesday imposed banning orders and suspended mobile internet service across the state due to community tensions following the murder of a tailor in Udaipur.

Two men with a cleaver murdered the tailor, Kanhaiya Lal, claiming in a video posted on social media that they were avenging an insult to Islam.

Chief Secretary Usha Sharma ordered officials to suspend mobile internet service statewide for 24 hours and impose Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) – preventing the gathering of more than four people – in all districts of the state for one month. .

Leave for police and administrative officials has also been cancelled. Sharma chaired a high-level meeting with senior officers including Additional Chief Secretary (Interior) Abhay Kumar, Police Director General ML Lather and others to review the situation.

“The Chief Secretary has directed all Divisional Commissioners, Inspectors General of Police and District Collectors to conduct special vigilance throughout the state,” an official statement read.

The men who allegedly carried out the murder in daylight uploaded three videos admitting to the crime and were quickly arrested.

In a video clip, one of the alleged attackers said he “decapitated” the man and continued to threaten Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his knife would also hit him.

Indirectly, the attackers also referred to Nupur Sharma, the BJP leader suspended from the party for a remark on the Prophet Mohammad.

Sharma ordered all divisional commissioners to block circulation of videos of the incident and take action against those who shared them, the statement said.

She said an appeal should be made to religious leaders to cooperate in maintaining communal harmony and peace.

Kumar said the situation should be monitored with utmost vigilance and sensitivity in all districts while Lather ordered police and administration officers to provide special surveillance to maintain law and order.

Earlier, a curfew was imposed at seven police stations in Udaipur from 8 p.m. on Tuesday until further notice.

Meanwhile, two additional Directors General of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Superintendent of Police, 30 officers from Rajasthan Police Service and 5 companies from Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) have been dispatched to Udaipur. Kanhaiya Lal was recently arrested by local police following comments he made on social media.

A BJP leader said the victim feared for his life and asked for police protection, but authorities did not respond to his appeal.

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