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Fresh violence in Jodhpur a day after clashes, stones hurled at cops, bikes torched

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Rajasthan clashes - Jodhpur
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New Delhi: The situation in Jodhpur remains tense with increased police vigil following clashes between two communities. Today morning, section 144 was imposed in the strife-torn city as fresh clashes broke out following the Eid prayers. While the reason behind violence is not unknown but reports suggest that a group of people hurled stones at policemen following which the cops resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the mob.

Slogans were raised against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and a bike was also set ablaze by the rampaging mob. Meanwhile, Jodhpur police commissioner Navjyoti Gogoi has appealed for peace from both communities.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has also convened a high-level meet with DGP & other senior officials to take stock of situation following communal clashes.

Communal clashes in Jodhpur

On the eve of Akshay Tritiya & Eid-ul-Fitr, violent clashes broke out between the two communities in Jodhpur’s Jalori gate area. According to reports, the scuffle broke out over the installation of religious flag at Balmukand Bissa circle.

According to police, the clashes broke out at 11.10 PM last night. A flag was was already erected at the Jalori Gate. The situation turned violent as people of certain community removed the flag & banner, creating uproar in the area.

This left the other community enraged, following which stone pelting began from both sides. Some vehicles were also set ablaze while the crowd engaged in violent altercation. Police resorted to tear gas shells to control the situation.

Four policemen are said to be injured in the clashes while internet services have been disconnected to prevent further escalation of communal strife.

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