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Jodhpur: Gehlot govt shielding those involved in breaking law and order, says Union minister

Jodhpur violence: The clashes were reported at the Jalori Gate intersection after some miscreants from one community put up an Islamic flag and removed the saffron flag.

Manish Bhattacharya Reported by: Manish Bhattacharya Jodhpur Updated on: May 03, 2022 21:20 IST
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Violent clashes in Jodhpur before Eid; internet services closed

Jodhpur clashes updates: Curfew was imposed in 10 police stations of Jodhpur city on Tuesday after communal tension broke out. Udai Mandir, Nagori Gate, Khanda Phalsa, Pratap Nagar, Dev Nagar, Soor Sagar and Sardarpura are among the police stations limits where the curfew has been imposed until May 4 midnight, according to the police control room. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot directed the Minister of State for Home Rajendra Yadav, Minister inicharge for Jodhpur Subhash Garg, Additional Chief Secretary Home Abhay Kumar and Additional DG (Law and Order) Hawa Singh Ghumaria to travel to Jodhpur by helicopter. Gehlot chaired a high-level review meeting in this connection and gave necessary directions. Hours before Eid, communal tension broke out in Jodhpur leading to stone pelting. Five policemen were injured in the incident that took place past midnight. The situation was brought under control with heavy deployment of police, but the tension re-escalated after the Namaz of Eid on Tuesday morning when some people pelted stones near the Jalori Gate.

 

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  • 5:55 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Take stern action against people behind Jodhpur violence: CM Gehlot to officials

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday described communal tensions in Jodhpur unfortunate and directed officials to take stern action against those responsible for it. A criminal, irrespective of his religion, caste or class, must not be spared, the CM told officials addressing a high-level meeting at the Chief Minister's Office. "These traditions must continue," the CM said while appealing to the public to maintain peace, according to a statement. He also asked officials to organise meetings of community liaison groups (CLG) across the state and create an atmosphere of peace among different communities. Gehlot said anti-social elements must be identified at the police station-level and strict action be taken against them. Legal action should be taken against those spreading misleading messages and rumours on social media, he said.

  • 4:16 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Gehlot govt shielding those involved in breaking law and order, says Union minister

    The law and order situation is in disarray in Rajasthan. What happened at the time of morning Namaz that immediately afterward cars were vandalised, houses were pelted with stones, women were insulted in Jodhpur. Police did not take any pre-emptive steps to prevent this: Union minister & Jodhpur MP Gajendra S Shekhawat

  • 3:34 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Jodhpur: State Home Minister to visit violence site

    Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot directed the Minister of State for Home Rajendra Yadav, Minister inicharge for Jodhpur Subhash Garg, Additional Chief Secretary Home Abhay Kumar and Additional DG (Law and Order) Hawa Singh Ghumaria to travel to Jodhpur by helicopter. Gehlot chaired a high-level review meeting in this connection and gave necessary directions.

  • 2:56 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Curfew imposed in 10 police stations area

    Curfew imposed in 10 police stations area in Jodhpur city as tension continues. Udai Mandir, Nagori Gate, Khanda Phalsa, Pratap Nagar, Dev Nagar, Soor Sagar and Sardarpura are among the police stations limits where the curfew has been imposed until May 4 midnight. Internet services have also been suspended in Jodhpur after violent clashes erupted between two groups over the issue of hoisting religious flags. The incident happened on Monday at midnight.

     

  • 2:19 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    BJP demands Ashok Gehlot's resignation

    Arjun Ram Meghwal, BJP MP from Bikaner in Rajasthan, targeted the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in the state over the violent clashes. Meghwal said, "Chief Minister should take responsibility of the violent incident and resign immediately because he also holds the home ministry portfolio in the state." "BJP will soon start agitation," the Lok Sabha MP added. 

  • 2:19 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Union Minister visits clash site to meet locals

    Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat and Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat visited Jalori Gate where communal violence broke out on Eid. He met local residents and addressed their concerns. FULL STORY

  • 12:52 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia speaks on Jodhpur violence

    BJP state president Satish Poonia said, "Putting up Islamic flag on the statue of freedom fighter Balmukund Bissa by anti-social elements, and removing saffron flag put up on Parshuram Jayanti is condemnable." He appealed to the people to maintain peace and demanded the state government to establish 'rule of law'.

     

  • 12:51 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bike torched outside BJP MLA's house

    A bike was torched outside the house of BJP MLA Suryakanta Vyas. Vyas had raised an objection to the installation of the Eid flag alongside the freedom fighter's statue. "They did (put up the flag) at (the statue of) Bissa ji and we have a strong objection to this. We will not forget this," Vyas, along with her supporters, said.

  • 12:46 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Have instructed police to deal strictly, says CM Gehlot

    I want to appeal to people to maintain peace. This type of tension is not good for the people of Jodhpur. I've instructed police to deal strictly with anti-social elements. Everyone should understand that we've to maintain brotherhood: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Jodhpur clashes

  • 12:39 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Jodhpur violence: Ashok Gehlot calls high-level meeting

    Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has called a high-level meeting with DGP and other officials regarding the law and order situation in the state, in the wake of recent clashes in Jodhpur.

  • 12:39 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Jodhpur violence: 3 detained

    Three persons have been taken into police custody in connection with violence in Jodhpur. Hours before Eid, communal tension broke out in Jodhpur leading to stone pelting. Five policemen were injured in the incident that took place past midnight

  • 11:46 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Jodhpur: Fresh clashes in Kabootar Chowk area

    Fresh clashes reported in Kabootar Chowk area of Jodhpur. Clashes erupted in the town between two communities over a dispute involving religious flags in the Jalori Gate area.

  • 11:43 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Muslims offer namaz in Jaipur

  • 11:35 AM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Situation under control: Navjyoti Gogoi, Police Commissioner, Jodhpur

    The situation is under control, flag march will be held. Action will be taken according to the law. Police personnel received minor injuries. We're looking into it (on flag hosting incident): Navjyoti Gogoi, Police Commissioner, Jodhpur

  • 10:14 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Latest visuals from Jodhpur

  • 10:06 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Public vehicles damaged in stone pelting

    Several vehicles in residential areas were damaged after stone pelting by the crowd soon after namaz.

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    Public vehicles damaged in stone pelting 

  • 10:05 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Allahu Akbar slogan raised after namaz in Jodhpur

    Allahu Akbar slogan was raised by the crowd soon after the namaz on Eid. Communal tension broke out in Jalori Gate area which led to stone pelting, leaving at least several policemen injured.

     

  • 9:58 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Police vehicles, shops vandalized in stone pelting

    The crowd after offering namaz pelted stones at police and vandalised their vehicles. Stone pelting was also reported in residential areas. Several shops and showrooms were also damaged in the incident.

  • 9:55 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Heavy police deployment in Jalori Gate area

    A source in the police control room told PTI that four policemen were injured in the stone pelting. Heavy police force was deployed in the area to control the situation.

  • 9:54 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Mobile internet services shut in Jodhpur

    The district administration has shut the internet services as a precautionary measure in view of the violent clashes. In the order issued by Jodhpur Divisional Commissioner Himanshu Gupta, internet services have been stopped in the entire Jodhpur district.

  • 9:53 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Journalists beaten up by police

    Reportedly, media persons who were covering the incident also became victims of the Police anger. The policemen beat up 4 journalists. At present, the atmosphere in the entire city remains tense. The police has appealed to celebrate the festivals with communal harmony.

  • 9:53 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Jodhpur clash - Video

  • 9:52 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    CM Gehlot appeals for peace

    Jodhour is the hometown of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who appealed to the people to maintain peace.

  • 9:50 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Jodhpur: Clash over installing religious flag

    The police lobbed tear gas shells to control the situation hours before Eid. The two sides clashed with each other over installing a religious flag in connection with Eid, police said.

  • 9:49 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Stone pelting in Jodhpur, 4 cops injured

    According to police, the tension between two communities led to stone pelting, leaving at least four policemen injured in the early hours of Tuesday.

  • 9:48 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Communal tension in Jodhpur

    Communal tension broke out in the Jalori Gate area of Jodhpur on Monday night just ahead of Eid and Akshaya Tritiya festivals.