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Prophet remarks row: Trains vandalised in Bengal, shops looted

The row over the alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad escalated last week with protests from countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Iran, prompting the BJP to take action against its functionaries and assert that it respects all religions.

Vani Mehrotra Written by: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: June 12, 2022 23:40 IST
A local train in Bethuadhari, Nadia district vandalised
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A local train in Bethuadhari, Nadia district vandalised amid protest by locals against controversial religious remarks

Prophet remarks row: Violence over suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's objectionable remarks against Prophet Mohammad were reported across many states as members of the Muslim community staged protests in several cities. The police have also kept a vigil over social media in connection with the case and have taken action against those posting sensitive/objectionable content. The row over the alleged derogatory remarks escalated following protests from countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Iran, prompting the BJP to assert that it respects all religions. In action, the BJP had suspended Sharma and expelled its Delhi media head Naveen Kumar Jindal. Meanwhile, Nupur Sharma has been summoned by the Mumbai police to record her statement on June 25. The police have already registered an FIR against Sharma at Mumbai's Pydhonie police station. 

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  • 11:33 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Kanpur admin seals properties of those allegedly involved in Prophet row violence

    The Kanpur administration on Sunday started sealing the properties of those allegedly involved in the June 3 violence sparked by the controversial comments of two now-sacked BJP functionaries against Prophet Mohammad. Kanpur police have sealed three properties in various areas, said Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and order) Anand Prakash Tiwari.

  • 9:56 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Jharkhand police on Ranchi violence:

    "Some arrests have been made. The exact number of arrests will be disclosed later. Whether outsiders were involved in this or not, is being investigated"

  • 9:48 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Section 144 imposed in Ghaziabad district till August 10

    Gatherings without permission not allowed. Directions for social media issued. Group admins to inform the administration about rumour-mongers. Usage of loudspeakers not allowed except at religious spaces:DM, Ghaziabad

  • 9:48 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Kanpur Development Authority seals property of Hazi Washi who used to fund main accused of Kanpur clashes Hayat Jaffar Hashmi

    Involvement of two builders Salim & HS Malik also under probe. Authority sealed 3 buildings related to them in Chaman Ganj & Becon Ganj:Kanpur Police

  • 8:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Controversial remark row | After the Cachar and Karimganj districts of Assam, Section 144 CrPC has been imposed in two more districts--Bongaigaon and Hailakandi by the district administration.

                     

  • 8:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    West Bengal | A local train in Bethuadhari, Nadia district vandalised amid protest by locals against controversial religious remarks

  • 8:45 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    A total of 82 accused arrested in Saharanpur violence case

    (Reported by Sonu)

  • 8:10 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Prophet row: Flag march in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum, prohibitory orders in Seraikela-Kharswan

    Police staged a flag march in East Singhbhum and imposed prohibitory orders in adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan as a precautionary measure to prevent any communal flare-up in these two districts of Jharkhand, officials said. The flag march was staged in sensitive pockets of Jamshedpur such as Mango, Azadnagar and Olidih police station areas to inculcate confidence among the people, they said.

    The administration is prepared to meet any eventuality and police are on alert, Deputy Commissioner of East Singhbhum Vijaya Jadav said. 

    (With inputs from PTI)

  • 8:09 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Prophet Row: Mob vandalises local train in Bengal's Bethuadahari station

    A group of people attacked and damaged a local train at Bethuadahari railway station in West Bengal's Nadia district on Sunday evening, a police officer said. It was not immediately known whether there was any casualty.

    The group was protesting against controversial remarks of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammad. The officer said a large number of protestors put up a road blockade and when they were chased by the police, some of them entered the station and threw stones at the train which was on a platform. Train services on the Lalgola line have been affected due to the attack, he said.

  • 7:26 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Two arrested for holding posters and raising slogans during Jama Masjid protest

    Two accused, Mohd Faheem Khan and Nisar Ahmad, were arrested by police for holding posters, raising slogans and hooting against now-suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal, during an unlawful assembly at Jama Masjid on June 10.

    The accused, Faheem, is a vendor and has no previous criminal involvement while Nisar Ahmad is an electrician, and he, too, does not have any previous cases against him. 

    (With inputs from Abhay Parashar)

  • 6:48 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Slew of FIRs filed, security bolstered in tense Ranchi

    Tension prevailed in Jharkhand capital Ranchi on Sunday, as police strengthened security in sensitive areas and registered 25 FIRs against "thousands" of people in the aftermath of violent protests over controversial comments on Prophet Mohammad.

    Internet services, however, were restored in the district after nearly 33 hours, Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Chhavi Ranjan said.
    Around 3,500 security personnel are on guard at sensitive areas in Ranchi, where two people were killed and more than two dozen people critically injured, as protests and clashes rocked the city after the Friday prayers.

  • 6:28 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Ranchi: Deceased were not part of protest march over Prophet row, claim families

    Family members of the two persons, who succumbed to gunshot wounds during Friday's protests here against controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad, have claimed they were not a part of the procession that was taken out to condemn the comments.

    Two persons identified as Mohammad Mudassir Alam, who was also known as Kaifi, and Mohammad Sahil, died while over two dozen people were injured in protests and subsequent clashes that rocked the state capital on Friday over the remarks made by two suspended BJP functionaries against Prophet Mohammad, officials said.

  • 4:50 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    J-K lawyer files complaint against Nupur Sharma, others

    A lawyer has filed a complaint before a court in Jammu and Kashmir, seeking punitive action against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and others for recent "blasphemous" remarks against Prophet Muhammad.

  • 4:49 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Prophet row: 306 people arrested in Lucknow so far

    A total of 306 people have been arrested so far in connection with protests on June 10. Thirteen cops, who were injured in the incident, are also receiving treatment. "Social media is being monitored as well," said Prashant Kumar, ADG, Law and Order, Uttar Pradesh Police.

  • 4:37 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Thirty AIMIM workers arrested

    AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, in a tweet, mentioned that 30 workers, including AIMIM Delhi President Kaleemul Hafeez, were
     arrested by Delhi Police on Thursday. "His crime is that he was demanding the arrest of Nupur Sharma and Jindal. Delhi Police does not have the guts to arrest Sharma and Jindal," tweeted Owaisi 

  • 4:33 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Bengal LoP Suvendu Adhikari stopped from visiting violence-hit areas

    West Bengal LoP Suvendu Adhikari was stopped by police in the Radhamani area when he was on the way to Kolaghat Adhikari said, "Let me go to Kolkata...I've two programs to attend." 

  • 3:28 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Jharkhand: Security tightened as Section 144 remains in effect in Ranchi, as a result of the protests over controversial religious remarks | Visuals

  • 2:38 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Bulldozer demolishes Javed Ahmed's residence

    India Tv - Prophet remarks row live updates

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    Javed Ahmed's residence razed by bulldozer

    Image shows security personnel and locals gather at the site as a bulldozer is being used to demolish the residence of Javed Ahmed, a local leader who was allegedly the key conspirator of violent protests against now-suspended BJP leader's remarks on Prophet Muhammad, in Prayagraj, Sunday, June 12, 2022. 

  • 2:31 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Demolition of "illegally constructed" residence of Prayagraj violence accused underway

  • 1:43 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Posters being taken out of Javed Ahmed's residence

  • 1:42 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Jharkhand situation easing down: Ranchi SSP SK Jha

    "Situation is easing down, internet restored. Facilities that were stopped have begun. 25 FIRs have yet been registered regarding violence that happened. 22 have been identified by name & several others have been booked as unknowns," says Ranchi SSP SK Jha

  • 1:12 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    BJP's action reflects party's priority of respecting all religions, says UP's Minority Minister

    In the wake of the ongoing protest following controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma, Uttar Pradesh Minister of Minority Affairs Danish Azad on Sunday said that the party's action clarified that respecting all religions is its priority and also urged people to maintain law and order.

    Speaking to ANI, Danish Azad said, "Our party and our government believe in unity and respect of all religions. They are going to work together with all parties. We believe in 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas'. Whatever was said, our party took a stand and clarified that respecting all religions is our priority. We all should also cooperate in maintaining law and order."

  • 1:04 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Demolition of "illegally constructed" residence of Javed Ahmed underway

  • 12:40 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Heavy security force deployed in front of Javed Ahmed's residence

  • 12:35 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Bulldozers raze home of Prayagraj violence mastermind Javed Ahmed

    Bulldozers have begun razing the home of Prayagraj violence mastermind Javed Ahmed 

  • 12:28 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Nupur Sharma likely to appear before Bhiwandi police tomorrow

    Nupur Sharma is likely to appear before Bhiwandi police tomorrow, in connection with her statement against Prophet Muhammad

    Reports: Atul Singh 

     

  • 12:17 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Ranchi violence: Maulana Hakimuddin Qasmi meets DIG, kin of the deceased & injured

    "Situation in Ranchi worsened the day before yesterday due to the protests (over controversial religious remarks), there was a loss of lives. So we came to meet the DIG, kin of the deceased & the injured," said Maulana Hakimuddin Qasmi, General Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.

    "We have met the DIG to appeal for peace and will meet the DCP. We are also trying to meet the DGP, Governor & the CM. An SIT has been formed to probe the incident, and the report will come within a week, as per DIG," said Maulana Hakimuddin Qasmi.

    "Govt should help with the medical treatment of the injured & give financial compensation to the kin of the deceased. We have appealed to the DIG to stop illegitimate arrests... Police were involved in hitting the public," he further said. 

  • 12:16 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Saharanpur violence: 71 arrested so far

    "71 have been arrested as of yet. We've found CCTV footage via which we are identifying them. We're taking action only after we find solid proof so we do not have to let them go," says SP City, Rajesh Kumar on Saharanpur protests after Friday prayers.

    "2 involved in this had been identified & it was found they had illegal constructions. Bulldozers were brought in & their houses were rowed down. Muzammil (18) was seen invoking & provocating groups & people to join protests. He studies in a madarsa," said SP City.

  • 12:14 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Ranchi violence: SIT probing CCTV footage

    Anish Gupta DIG Ranchi, Jharkhand says SIT is probing CCTV footage from the area of the incident.

    "We're trying to identify all those involved in the incident. The decision to lift Sec 144 CrPC will be taken by looking at the situation. Guilty will not be spared," he says.

  • 12:01 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Anurag Thakur says violence incidents should be probed

    Union Minister Anurag Thakur directs all states to ensure strict action and investigation in connection with the violence incidents

     

  • 12:00 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Police & RAF conduct flag march in Ranchi

  • 11:58 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Saharanpur violence: Police arrest one Salman for putting up posters

    Saharanpur violence: One person namely Salman arrested for allegedly directing a printing press to print posters related to the violence. In a viral video, Salman could be seen putting up related posters 

    Reports: Kumar Sonu

  • 11:55 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Police team reaches residence of Javed Mohammad

    A team of police arrives at the residence of Javed Mohammad.

    He was asked to vacate his premises by 11 am.

  • 11:53 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Section 144 clamped in Nashik

    Section 144 has been imposed in Maharashtra's Nashik for the next 15 days. 

    All religious, cultural and political gatherings will be banned in the city from June 13 to 27. 

  • 11:51 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Prayagraj violence: Bulldozers likely to raze residence of Javed Mohammad

    Bulldozers are likely to raze the residence of Javed Mohammad -- an activist with the Welfare Party of India, who was arrested in UP in connection with the protests that erupted in Prayagraj after Friday prayers. 

    The authorities had asked Mohammad to vacate his residence by 11 am today.

  • 11:24 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Jammu: One arrested for stoking communal tension in Doda

    One person was arrested for allegedly stoking communal tension as curfew and strict restrictions under prohibitory orders remained in force in parts of Jammu region's Chenab valley for the fourth successive day on Sunday, officials said. The accused Aadil Gafoor Ganai was arrested from his house during an early morning raid on Sunday by police at his residence at Chinar Mohalla locality in curfew-bound Bhaderwah town of Doda district, the officials said.

    They said Ganai is accused of delivering an inflammatory speech from Markazi Jamia Masjid Bhaderwah on June 9 during a protest rally against recent remarks on Prophet Mohammad by two now-suspended BJP leaders and social media posts by a few local right-wing activists in their support.

  • 11:12 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Probe on suspected PFI hand behind Moradabad protests

    Moradabad Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Hemant Kutiyal said that an investigation is underway over the suspected hand of PFI behind the protests that erupted across the city after Friday prayers.

    "Nothing like that has come in the investigation so far. But the investigation is going on. So, we won't deny it, there might be a possibility," says Moradabad SSP Hemant Kutiyal when asked if there was the hand of PFI or any other organisation behind Friday's protest.

  • 11:07 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Ranchi: Family of deceased claim they were not part of protest

    The family members of two persons who succumbed to gunshot wounds during Friday's protests here against controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad, have claimed they were not a part of the procession that was taken out to condemn the comments.

    Two people identified as Mohammad Mudassir Kaifi and Mohammad Sahil died and over two dozen people were injured in protests and subsequent clashes that rocked the state capital on Friday over the remarks made by two suspended BJP functionaries against Prophet Mohammad, officials said.

  • 10:40 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Telangana: One booked for social media post

    "We've registered a case under relevant sections of IPC against one person (who posted the post on social media) for hurting religious sentiments and have arrested the accused. The situation is now under control," says SP Adilabad, D Uday Kumar Reddy

  • 10:38 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Internet services restored in Ranchi

    Internet services have been restored in Ranchi.

    The district administration had suspended the internet services on June 10 after the protest over the controversial remarks by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma turned violent

  • 10:36 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    WB clashes: Bengal BJP submits memorandum to Governor

    The West Bengal BJP submitted a memorandum to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday seeking the deployment of paramilitary forces in the state over the violent protests in Howrah and Murshidabad against the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad made by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal.

    "The deployment of mobile squads of Central paramilitary forces in affected areas, including route marches in extra-sensitive zones. If the grave situation persists, the deployment of the army should be seriously considered", stated the BJP letter.

  • 10:35 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Jama Masjid protest: Two persons arrested under section 153A

    Delhi Police have arrested two persons in connection with the Jama Masjid protest that took place on Friday over the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad made by Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal.

    "Two persons have been arrested last night under section 153A of IPC. Friday namaz always has a crowd, so we were alert that something could happen. But the way people came after offering namaz with banners and placards denotes that there is some kind of planning behind it," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Central district, Shweta Chauhan.

    Reports: Abhay Parashar

  • 10:28 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    304 people arrested so far from UP

    India Tv - Prophet remarks row live updates

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    UP protests: 304 people arrested so far from the state

    Reports: Ruchi Kumar

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