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Prophet remarks row: 2 dead in Ranchi, Howrah simmers, over 250 arrests made in UP | Updates

The agitators have been demanding action and arrest of the suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and her former party colleague Naveen Jindal. Protests were witnessed after Friday prayers in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Ranchi, Ahmedabad, Navi Mumbai, Ludhiana, Hyderabad and Jammu & Kashmir.

Edited by: Paras Bisht @ParasBisht15 Lucknow Updated on: June 12, 2022 0:44 IST
Prophet remarks row LIVE updates
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Prophet remarks row LIVE updates

Nupur Sharma Prophet remarks row LIVE updates: At least 2 died, over 250 people were arrested from various districts of Uttar Pradesh while Howrah remained tense on the second day of the protests erupted after Friday prayers over Nupur Sharma's remarks against Prophet Mohammad. The agitators have been demanding action and arrest of the suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and her former party colleague Naveen Jindal. Protests were witnessed in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Ranchi, Ahmedabad, Navi Mumbai, Ludhiana, Hyderabad and Jammu & Kashmir. People pelted stones at police personnel in Prayagraj and Saharanpur as people took to rowdiness during their protests. At least four other cities witnessed similar scenes during the marches that were carried out to decry the offensive remarks on Prophet Mohammad made by Nupur Sharma. In West Bengal's Howrah district, fresh tensions were witnessed as protesters clashed with the security personnel. The personnel had to resort to using tear gas shells to quell the agitators. Protesters in Howrah resorted to stone-pelting, setting police vehicles on fire and damaging public property. Internet services have been suspended across the district till June 13 and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC imposed in several areas such as Uluberia, Domjur and Panchla till June 15.Jharkhand's capital Ranchi has also been blanketed by heavy police cover as two persons succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained during Friday's protest. Over two dozen people were injured in the clashes that rocked the state capital. Thirteen of the critically injured people were admitted to RIMS. Over 100 have also been booked for unlawful assembly following protests in Aurangabad.

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  • 11:03 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    'Take stern action, set example': UP CM Yogi Adityanath tells officials

    In view of the violence in Kanpur on June 3 and protests in different parts of Uttar Pradesh last Friday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told officials to take stern action and set an example so that no one dares to disturb peace in the state. Several parts of Uttar Pradesh witnessed protests while violence had erupted in Kanpur on June 3 over the controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad by two now-sacked BJP functionaries. 

    Reviewing the law-and-order situation through video conferencing, Adityanath told SPs, SSPs, district magistrates and other top officials to be in constant communication with religious leaders and the civil society.

  • 9:50 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Prophet row: 60 arrested in connection with Howrah violence

    At least 60 people were arrested in connection with violence in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Saturday. They have been booked under IPC sections that deal with rioting, attempt to murder and causing damage to public properties, among others, a senior police officer said.

    Widespread violence broke out in Howrah district on Friday over inflammatory comments by now-suspended BJP functionaries Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal. The internet has been suspended in the district, besides imposition of prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in certain areas.

  • 9:06 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Mumbai Police summons Nupur Sharma in case related to her remarks against Prophet Mohammad

    Mumbai Police has summoned suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma to record a statement on June 25 in connection with her objectionable remarks against Prophet Mohammad, an official said here on Saturday. A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against Sharma at Pydhonie police station in the city earlier this week after her comments about the Prophet during a TV debate triggered a huge controversy.

     

  • 8:28 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Kolkata police releases BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar

  • 7:52 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    UP: 14 days remand for 25 accused in Moradabad in Prophet row

    Moradabad SSP Hemant Kutiyal says, "Police got 14 days of remand of all the 25 accused in recent protest over the controversial religious remark."

  • 7:18 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Prophet row: Jharkhand CM orders high-level probe into Ranchi violence

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren ordered a high-level probe into the deadly violence that rocked Ranchi, a senior official said. A two-member committee, comprising senior IAS officer Amitabh Kaushal and Additional Director General (ADG) of Police Sanjay Latkar, was formed to investigate the violence that left two persons dead and at least 24 people injured, the official told PTI

  • 6:27 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Prophet row: Bengal govt suspends internet connectivity in parts of Murshidabad district

    The West Bengal government on Saturday suspended internet services in parts of Murshidabad district till June 14 to stop the spread of misinformation, following violence in Howrah, where such a clampdown is already in force.

  • 5:41 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    'Govt should ensure there is no violence', Asaduddin Owaisi first reaction after violence

    AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in his first reaction to the violence that erupted in several states after Friday prayers said the government should ensure that it should not happen. He added that in many places, the protests were peaceful. Read More 

    Owaisi said, "At some places, protests were peaceful, while there was violence at many places... it shouldn't have happened. No one should indulge in violence.. nor should the police take law in their hands as two people died in yesterday's firing by the cops in Ranchi." 

  • 5:38 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    West Bengal turning into Kashmir: State BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar

    Sukanta Majumdar said the situation in West Bengal was turning into that in Kashmir. "First, they stopped me at my home. I was put under house arrest. Later, they allowed me to leave my residence. Now, they have stopped me on Vidyasagar Setu and arrested me. The police are saying that as prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed, no one will be allowed to visit the area," he told reporters before being taken into custody.

    (With inputs from PTI)

  • 5:33 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Precautionary measures in Karnataka to maintain law and order: CM Bommai

    Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said he has directed police to take all precautions to maintain law and order in the state after protests over now-suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma's comments.

    A high-level meeting has been held with police top brass in the state to take precautionary measures in the backdrop of violent incidents in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Friday protesting the alleged derogatory remarks about Prophet Mohammad, Chief Minister Bommai told reporters here.

  • 4:58 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Why is Nupur Sharma still not arrested, asks TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray

    TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray on Saturday raised questions on the delay in the arrest of Nupur Sharma.  "Why is she (Nupur Sharma) still not arrested? BJP wants to keep this issue alive to create differences. We condemn this," said Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, TMC MP on Howrah protest.

  • 4:45 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Howrah Protest: 70 arrested so far; Guv Dhankhar and BJP making provocative statements, says TMC MP

    At least 70 people have been arrested in Bengal in connection to violence. "Anyone trying to create a disturbance, will not be spared. Governor Dhankhar and BJP leaders are making provocative statements on the issue," says Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, TMC MP on Howrah protest.

  • 4:23 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Prophet row: BJP leader Agnimitra Paul questions state party president Sukanta Majumdar's house arrest

    BJP leader Agnimitra Pual questioned why Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar was kept under house arrest in the morning. Paul said:  "Law & order situation has completely fallen. What are you (CM) doing? Army and paramilitary forces should be deployed here."

  • 4:05 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Kashmir-based YouTuber Faisal Wani arrested

    YouTuber Faisal Wani had uploaded an incriminating video on YouTube, which was against public tranquillity and has caused fear and alarm to the public in general. An FIR has been registered under Section 505 and 506 IPC at Safa Kadal Police Station

  • 3:49 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar arrested as he tried to visit violence-hit Howrah

    Earlier on Saturday, West Bengal's BJP president Sukanta Majumdar was stopped from visiting violence-affected areas in Howrah district citing the current law and order situation. Sources later confirmed that he was arrested. 

    (With inputs from PTI)

  • 3:25 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Authorities start process to identify people behind communal tension in Jammu’s Chenab valley

    Advising people to avoid “irresponsible comments” on social media, a senior government official on Saturday said strict action as per law will be taken against the people who stoke communal tension in Jammu region’s Chenab valley leading to the imposition of curfew and restrictions to maintain peace.

    Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Ramesh Kumar also said efforts are on to restore complete peace in the region with the cooperation of the public. Kumar, along with Additional Director General of Police, Jammu, Mukesh Singh, visited the curfew-bound areas of Doda and Kishtwar for the second day in running to take stock of the situation.

  • 2:47 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    IFSO Unit of Delhi Police Special Cell writes letter to Twitter, Facebook

    IFSO Unit of Delhi Police Special Cell wrote a letter to Twitter and Facebook on inflammatory remarks. Police have asked for social media details of all the 32 people named in the FIR. So far no summons or notice has been served on any of the accused.

    - Reports Abhay Parashar 

     

  • 2:44 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    40 arrested in the Ghanta Ghar Saharanpur violence case

    40 accused have been arrested in the Ghanta Ghar Saharanpur violence case. Action will be taken against all these accused under NSA : SSP Saharanpur Akash Tomar

    - Kumar Sonu (India TV)

  • 2:38 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Bengal BJP chief stopped from visiting violence-hit Howrah, 'confined' at home

    West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar was on Saturday stopped by the police from visiting violence-affected areas in Howrah district citing the current law and order situation.

  • 2:35 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Maharashtra: Over 100 booked for unlawful assembly following protests in Aurangabad

    An offence has been registered against over 100 demonstrators who staged an agitation in Maharashtra's Aurangabad demanding action against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and her former party colleague Naveen Jindal over their alleged objectionable remarks against Prophet Mohammed. An offence has been registered under section 149 (unlawful assembly) and other relevant provisions of the IPC and Motor Vehicles Act against the protestors, an official from Begumpura police station said. A protest was staged by members of the Muslim community near the Divisional Commissioner's office in the Delhi gate area of Aurangabad on Friday.

    - Reports T Raghavan (India TV)

     

  • 1:10 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Damage caused to public and private properties will be recovered: UP ADG

    Protesters in Moradabad shouted slogans seeking action against the former BJP spokespersons. The situation is under control now. Action will be taken against the culprits under the Gangster Act and action will be taken to confiscate their property. The damage caused to public and private properties will also be recovered through judicial process, said Prashant Kumar, ADG (Law and Order), Lucknow. "In the incident that happened yesterday, some persons tried to disturb peace in some districts, which have been identified," he added. 

  • 12:24 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    PFI involvement can't be ruled out in violence

    The manner in which crowd took to the streets after Friday namaz, it definitely seems that some people had planned...PFI involvement hasn't come to fore yet but can't be ruled out. Checking involvement of extremist organisations: SSP Saharanpur 

  • 12:12 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Fresh clashes erupted between police and protesters in Bengal's Howrah; Sec 144 CrPC remains imposed, internet services suspended

    Fresh clashes were reported between police and protesters in West Bengal's Howrah district, which on Friday witnessed violent protests against controversial remarks of suspended BJP spokespersons, even as prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPc remained imposed and internet services suspended. 

     

  • 12:05 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Prophet remarks row: Delhi Police files FIR in connection with protests outside Jama Masjid

    Prophet remarks row: Delhi Police Saturday registered a case in connection with Friday's protest outside Jama Masjid to demand the arrest of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad. The case was registered under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code on Friday against the protesters and further investigation is underway. Read more 

     

  • 11:45 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    AIMIM had no role in Moradabad violence

    AIMIM had no role in Moradabad violence that broke out after Friday namaz yesterday, according to sources. However, officials believe there might be some party workers involved in the protest but stressed the party was not involved in orchestrating the violence. 

    - Reports Bhaskar Mishra 

  • 11:34 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    FIR against 150-200 people in Aurangabad after agitation outside Divisional Commissioner's office

    FIR filed against 150 to 200 people in Aurangabad after agitation outside Divisional Commissioner's office after Friday prayers in Aurangabad. FIR registered under various sections. The people who came in the crowd are being identified from CCTV footage and videos.

    - Reports Rajeev Singh 

  • 11:29 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    25 arrested so far in Moradabad violence

    25 persons have been arrested so far in Moradabad violence after Friday Namaz

    - Reports Bhaskar Mishra 

  • 11:24 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    West Bengal: Fresh clash between Police & a group of protesters breaks out at Panchla Bazaar in Howrah

  • 11:22 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Jharkhand | Sec 144 imposed in 12 PS areas of Ranchi

  • 11:19 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    BJP MP and West Bengal BJP vice president urges Union Home Minister Amit Shah to deploy central forces in the state

  • 11:17 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Mastermind Javed Ahmed detained for violence in Prayagraj

    Prayagraj violence:  Mastermind Javed Ahmed detained, there could be more masterminds...The anti social-elements used minor kids to hurl stones at police & administration. Case registered under 29 crucial sections. Action to be taken under Gangster Act & NSA.

    - Reports Pawan Nara

     

  • 11:12 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Sec 144 CrPC imposed in & around the stretches of National Highways & Railway Stations under the jurisdiction of Uluberia-Sub Division, Howrah extended till 15th June

  • 10:59 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Internet services suspended in Howrah amid protests over comments on Prophet

    Internet services were suspended in West Bengal's Howrah district on Friday evening amid violent protests over controversial comments against Prophet Mohammad by two suspended BJP spokespersons. The internet will remain suspended till 6 am on Monday, said an order issued by the Home and Hill Affairs Department. Voice calls and SMS services will remain active. 

    - Reports Sujeet 

  • 10:10 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    227 arrested for violence in UP after Friday Namaz

    48 - Saharanpur 
    68  - Prayagraj 
    50 - Hathras 
    25 - Moradabad 
    08 - Ferozabad 
    28 - Ambedkarnagar 

    Total - 227

    - Reports Ruchi Kumar 

  • 10:07 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Delhi Police detains Sandeep Ahuja, president of Akhand Bharat Morcha

    India Tv - Delhi Police detains Sandeep Ahuja, president of Akhand Bharat Morcha

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    Delhi Police detains Sandeep Ahuja, president of Akhand Bharat Morcha

    Delhi Police detained Sandeep Ahuja, president of Akhand Bharat Morcha, who had planned a foot march in favour of Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal in Delhi. According to Sandeep's wife, the police took Sandeep into custody at 7 pm yesterday. Sandeep Ahuja's wife Rajshree Ahuja says that the police have told them that Sandeep Ahuja will be released after the time of the program is over. Ahuja has kept in Preet Vihar police station. Delhi Police is refraining from speaking anything on this.

    - Reports Kumar Sonu (India TV) 

     

  • 9:57 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Police arrests 48 people in Saharanpur day after violence

    After yesterday's violence in Saharanpur, Saharanpur Police arrested 48 people. Police have identified 200 people, raids are being conducted to arrest them. Saharanpur Police also recovered about one thousand CCTV footage and mobile videos of violence. The accused are being identified on the basis of these CCTV and mobile videos.

    - Reports Kumar Sonu (India TV) 

  • 9:51 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Case registered against unidentified persons in view of Friday's protest at Jama Masjid

    Case registered against unidentified people u/s 188 IPC in view of yesterday's protest at Jama Masjid over inflammatory remarks by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma & expelled leader Naveen Jindal. Protesters being identified. 

    - Reports Abhay Parashar (India TV) 

  • 9:42 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Strict actions will be taken against those who jeopardized peace: UP addl chief secy on violence

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