A 16-year-old boy was amongst two individuals who died through the violence in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi throughout protests in opposition to suspended BJP chief Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet Muhammad. Mudasir’s grieving mom, recalling the final cellphone dialog with him, mentioned, “I used to be chatting with him. He mentioned ‘mummy please disconnect the decision, I get out of right here’. Someday later his good friend knowledgeable me he was shot.”
The boy was seen in a number of movies elevating slogans in opposition to the BJP chief’s controversial remarks.
“He was our solely baby. He was snatched from me,” mentioned Mudasir’s inconsolable mom, looking for accountability for his loss of life.
A number of elements of Ranchi had been put underneath curfew after protesters clashed with police yesterday, main to 2 deaths and 22 being injured. Police fired within the air and took to lathi-charge yesterday to manage the mob after they began throwing stones. After the protests, the capital metropolis has been blanketed by heavy police cowl.
Sahil Ansari, 22, was the second one that was killed through the violence on a day a number of cities throughout at the very least 9 states witnessed enormous protests over the BJP chief’s remarks.
“He used to work close to the world the place the violence broke out. He was about to depart for residence when he bought caught within the clashes and was shot…How might they use weapons immediately? They might have used tear gasoline or one thing like that,” mentioned considered one of his relations.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has appealed for peace. “I all of the sudden obtained details about this worrisome (protest) incident… folks of Jharkhand have at all times been very delicate and tolerant… no have to panic. I enchantment to everybody to take care of concord and chorus from collaborating in any actions that may result in extra such crimes,” he advised the media.
Ms Sharma’s statements issued throughout a TV debate has snowballed into a large controversy after drawing worldwide condemnation and large protests in a number of states.
Earlier this month, violence broke out in elements of Kanpur after Friday prayers as members of two teams clashed and threw stones at one another over a name to close down markets in protest in opposition to the BJP chief’s feedback.