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Prophet Remarks Row: In Bengal’s Howrah, Protesters vs Cops For 2nd Day

New Delhi:

Recent clashes between protesters and police have been reported in West Bengal’s Howrah district after the agitation by a gaggle of individuals on the remarks by two BJP leaders on Prophet Muhammed turned violent for the second consecutive day immediately.

The police threw tear gasoline shells to disperse the protesters after stones had been thrown at them throughout the violence at Panchla Bazaar space in Howrah district, information company . reported. The administration has imposed prohibitory orders until June 15. Web providers additionally remained suspended throughout the district until June 13, officers stated.

Protests have been happening in Howrah since yesterday demanding the arrest of now suspended BJP chief Nupur Sharma and social gathering’s former Delhi media head Naveen Kumar Jindal (now expelled) for his or her controversial remarks towards Prophet Muhammad.

On Friday, a whole bunch of protesters blocked roads and railway tracks in numerous components of Howrah district and clashed with police personnel after they tried to elevate the blockade on a nationwide freeway stretch.

Police needed to baton-charge to disperse the group at Dhulagarh and Panchla, the place the demonstrators threw stones in retaliation, inflicting harm to close by vehicles, information company PTI reported quoting an officer.

The protesters additionally blocked railway tracks at Chengail, Fuleswar and Santragachi stations within the Howrah-Kharagpur part from 1.22 pm, a South Jap Railway official stated.

4 trains have been cancelled, whereas two have been diverted because of the agitation, he stated. Related protests had taken place on Thursday, with agitators disrupting visitors at Ankurhati in Howrah district for round 11 hours, officers stated.

The controversial feedback by Nupur Sharma, who was the spokesperson of the BJP, and Naveen Kumar Jindal on Prophet Muhammad has angered Muslims in India and overseas.

Protests have erupted in a number of components of the nation with agitators demanding the arrest of the BJP leaders for his or her controversial remarks.

A number of West Asian nations demanded a public apology, summoned Indian envoys and noticed requires a boycott of Indian merchandise. The federal government tried to defuse the row calling the feedback “views of fringe parts”.


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