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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has constituted a two-member high level committee to probe Ranchi violence. The committee consists of ADG Sanjay Anand and IAS Amitabh Kaushal. They would need to submit a report within seven days.
As many as 255 persons were arrested across nine districts in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the stone-pelting and illegal gathering during protests after Friday prayers, against the comments made on Prophet by two BJP leaders recently.
At least 68 people were arrested in Prayagraj, 64 in Saharanpur, 50 in Hathras, 28 in Ambedkarnagar, 27 in Moradabad, 13 in Firozabad, three in Aligarh and two in Jalaun.
A total of 13 FIRs have been registered so far, out of which three were registered in Prayagraj and three in Saharanpur.
Mumbai Police on Saturday summoned former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma over her remarks against the founder of Islam.
A flag march was taken out by the district police in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow following the clashes on Friday.
The Bengal BJP has submitted a memorandum to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar seeking deployment of paramilitary forces in the state over the violent protests in Howrah and Murshidabad.
For the second day, protests in Murshidabad took a violent turn with protesters hurling bricks at cops when they tried to disperse the crowd near NH34.
The police resorted to lathicharge and firing tear gas shells to disperse the crowd. Few cops were injured in the stone pelting.
Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested Mohammad Javed, the main accused in the Prayagraj violence that broke out on Friday.
A case has been registered against suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal over Prophet remarks. Kolkata Khilafat Committee had filed a complaint against the BJP representatives at Jorasanko police station in Kolkata seeking legal action.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to investigate the violence that broke out on Friday. Additional forces have been deployed in sensitive districts.
“SPs of these districts have been instructed to monitor the activities and situation in their respective areas. Legal procedures are being followed. Two deaths have been confirmed so far,” the police said.
Prophet Muhammad had said that a good Muslim is one who gives no pain to anyone with his deeds or words, said All India Tanzeem Ulema-e-Islam,Maulana Shahabuddin Rizvi, urging protesters to follow the law and maintain peace.
Indian Muslims for Progress and Reforms (IMPAR) has unequivocally condemned the violence in different states and appealed to all to maintain peace.
“What started with the absurd comment by a BJP spokesperson on the TV debate has turned into widespread violence, which must not spread further. We call upon the clergy and other Muslim community leaders to come forward to guide the misguided that violence in the name of religion or the hurt feelings can not be justified,” the Muslim body said in a statement.
The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred at least 71 police officers after protests in Lucknow. All police officers are of deputy SP rank.
At least 53 people have been arrested a day after violence broke out in West Bengal’s Howrah over Prophet remarks.
Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested 64 people in connection with violence that broke out after Friday prayers on June 10.
The West Bengal government has suspended internet services in Beldanga of Murshidabad district, a day after protesters pelted stones at a police station.
The district administration has razed the houses belonging to two accused in Saharanpur violence over Prophet remarks. The accused were identified as Abdul Waqif and Muzamil Putra.
Nizam Qureshi, who was earlier with the Samajwadi Party, has been arrested in connection with the violence that erupted on Friday. He is a member of All India Jamiat ul Quresh, an organisation of meat traders. Nizam is also known to be closely linked to Zafar Hayat Hashmi, who was arrested by the police last Saturday.
Howrah top cop has been removed from the post after violence and arson over Prophet remarks in the West Bengal district.
The state government has arrested more than 70 people in connection with the violence that broke out on Friday and Saturday.
“No one will be spared who is trying to create disturbance,” said Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, TMC MP on Howrah protest.
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