The police reported on Saturday that one person died in clashes that broke out on Friday night in Gujarat’s Junagadh district after a dargah was served with a notice to present documentation or face removal of an alleged encroachment.
The dargah received a notice from Junagadh Municipal Corporation requesting the presentation of its documentation within five days.
500 to 600 individuals gathered near the Majewadi Gate near the dargah and, incensed by the purported anti-encroachment campaign, threw rocks at police officers, vandalised property, and set fire to police cars.
The Junagadh Municipal Corporation gave a mosque near Majewadi Gate a notice to provide documentation within five days, according to Junagadh’s superintendent of police, Ravi Teja Vasamsetty. There were perhaps 500–600 persons present yesterday. Police were attempting to dissuade protesters from blocking the road.
Around 10.15 p.m., stones were thrown towards the police, who were then attacked. To disperse the throng, police used lathi charges. In this incident, some police officers sustained injuries. We have 174 individuals in our group. It appears that a civilian died as a result of stone pelting, but the postmortem report will confirm this. More research is being done, the SP stated.