A curfew has been imposed in some elements of Ranchi after some policemen have been injured right this moment whereas making an attempt to manage an irate mob close to Hanuman Temple. A whole lot of protesters are demanding the arrest of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad, police stated.
Police fired within the air and took to lathi-charge to manage the mob after they threw stones on the safety personnel. The protest started after the Friday prayers.
“Few policemen have been injured. We’re trying into the scenario. We’re reinforcing deployment,” a senior police official informed PTI.
A big crowd of individuals gathered on Ranchi’s Fundamental Street shouting slogans towards Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal, former head of the Delhi BJP’s media unit.
Heavy safety deployment has been made to handle the scenario and keep away from any untoward incident.
In response to police officers, the protest have been persevering with since morning and picked up tempo post-Friday prayers. Many retailers and institutions saved their shutters down in protest towards the remarks.
The protesters demanded the instant arrest of Nupur Sharma.
“Greater than 1,100 retailers out there have been shut since morning in protest towards remarks of Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal. We demand their instant arrest,” New Every day Market Merchants Welfare Affiliation President Haji Md Hasim informed PTI.
Mr Hasim stated they wished a peaceable procession however police did not give permission. “So we’re protesting peacefully exterior our retailers right here,” he stated.
The row over the remarks towards Prophet Muhammad escalated on Sunday with protests from nations like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Iran, prompting the BJP to take motion towards its functionaries and assert that it respects all religions.
Because the row intensified throughout the nation and overseas, the BJP on Sunday suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled Naveen Jindal.