New Delhi: The Ram Shobha Yatra in Kolar district of Karnataka became the target of miscreants & stone-pelters on Friday night, following which tension has gripped the area and heavy police deployment has been done to prevent any untoward incident. Prohibitory orders under CRPC Section 144 have been imposed in the area.
The communal flare-up in Karnataka’s Kolar district comes just days after similar incident in Karoli (Rajasthan) when a procession to mark Hindu New year celebrations were stone-pelted by miscreants while it passed through a minority dominate area.
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The incident happened when a Shobha Yatra, organised on the occasion of Ram Navami was taken out from Shivakeshava Nagar and was heading towards Jahangir Mohalla in the evening. There were incidents of stone pelting, violence & arson as two groups belonging to different faiths reportedly clashed with each other.
Taking cognizance of the matter, Karnataka Home Minister today said that stones were pelted at Shri Ram Shobha Yatra in Mulabagilu town of Kolar district. He said that 4-5 people are being quizzed by police for alleged role.
Stones were pelted on ‘Sri Ram Shobhayatra’ in Mulabagilu town of Kolar Dist. I’ve instructed the police to take action against the culprits and a serious investigation needs to be done. 4-5 persons being questioned by police: Karnataka Home Minister pic.twitter.com/7l4AC9FsbN
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What led to violence & arson in Kolar
Some miscreants reportedly threw stones at the procession, which led to escalation in commotion. Wind shields of two cars were damaged while a few bikes were set ablaze.
Police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. Police said that some people were injured in the incident. Curfew has been imposed in the area.
Kolar SP Devaraj, briefing newsmen said that some miscreants took advantage of power cut and hurled stones at the procession. Probe is on & soon culprits will be held, he said.