Jodhpur Communal Clash Leaves Two Policemen Injured Amidst Eidgah Gate Controversy

A communal clash in Jodhpur resulted in injuries to two policemen and damage to vehicles. The conflict started over the construction of a gate at the back of an eidgah. Police imposed Section 144, arrested 51 people, and filed two FIRs due to the violence which included stone-pelting, arson, and vandalism.


PTI | Jodhpur | Updated: 22-06-2024 19:18 IST | Created: 22-06-2024 19:18 IST
Jodhpur Communal Clash Leaves Two Policemen Injured Amidst Eidgah Gate Controversy
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A communal clash erupted in Jodhpur's Soorsagar area, injuring two policemen and damaging vehicles, police reported Saturday. Tensions began Friday night over an eidgah gate construction, escalating into violence with stone-pelting and arson. Police imposed Section 144 and arrested 51 people. Authorities are maintaining a heavy police presence to ensure order.

Jodhpur West DCP Rajesh Kumar Yadav explained the dispute stemmed from local opposition to the gate, fearing increased movement. Police Commissioner Rajendra Singh assured that the situation remained under control, although tensions persisted. Stones were reportedly thrown from houses in Vyapariyon ka Mohalla, Ambon ka Bagh, and Subhash Chowk during efforts to disperse the crowd.

Firings of tear gas and batons were necessary to quell the violence. Two FIRs have been filed, and arrests continue as police seek those responsible for the disturbance and damage.

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