Amid communal clashes in parts of Bihar, Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed concern over incidents and spoke to Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, on Sunday morning. Following a request by the state government, the MHA has decided to send additional forces to Bihar to assist the administration in handling the situation arising out of the violence.
It may be recalled that communal violence rocked Sasaram and Bihar Sharif towns during Ram Navami festivities on Thursday. The police, till Saturday, arrested 45 people in connection with disruptive acts in the area. Vehicles, houses and shops were torched and several people injured in the communal flare-ups reported from both towns.
In Sasaram, the district administration ordered imposition of prohibitory orders on Friday afternoon after re-eruption of clashes. In fact, MHA Shah cancelled his proposed Sunday tour of Sasaram owing to clamp down of the order.
State BJP chief Samrat Choudhary blamed the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar for the cancellation of the function at Sasaram, organised to celebrate the birth anniversary of Emperor Asoka. Shah, however, will address party workers in Nawada on Sunday as per schedule.
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