As protesters and police clashed in West Bengal for the second day over a suspended BJP chief’s remarks on Prophet Muhammad, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated some political events need to engineer riots and questioned why the folks ought to undergo for the BJP’s “sins”.
“I’ve stated this earlier than. For 2 days now, regular life in Howrah has been disrupted and incidents of violence engineered. Some political events are behind this they usually need to set off riots. However this is not going to be tolerated and strict motion shall be taken. The BJP has sinned, and the folks will undergo?,” she tweeted.
At Howrah close to Kolkata, a protest in opposition to BJP chief Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet Muhammad turned violent yesterday. This morning, one other conflict with reported in the identical space.
Police threw tear gasoline shells to disperse the protesters after stones had been thrown at them, information company . reported. The administration has imposed prohibitory orders within the space until Wednesday. Web has been suspended throughout the district until Monday, officers stated.
Earlier, on Thursday, protesters had put up street blockades at a number of locations in Howrah.
The Chief Minister had then requested them to name off their agitation within the state and go to New Delhi to protest.
The remarks by Nupur Sharma and now expelled BJP chief Naveen Kumar Jindal has tarnished the picture of India the world over and they need to be arrested, Ms Banerjee had instructed reporters.
Large protests had been reported from throughout 9 states after the Friday prayers.
In Jharkhand’s Ranchi, 2 folks died of gunshot accidents killed and 12 others — 4 of them policemen — had been injured as protesters clashed with police.
Clashes additionally broke out in a number of cities in Uttar Pradesh, with over 200 folks arrested on this connection.
Prohibitory orders have now been clamped in a number of areas within the nation to forestall any untoward incident.