In Gujarat, a top official in Vadodara reported on Friday that police had detained 24 people for allegedly throwing stones at two Ram Navami processions in sensitive neighbourhoods.
The incident took place on Ram Navami Day, which was on Thursday. Vadodara Police Commissioner Shamsher Singh stated that the situation in the city was under control and people were carrying out their routine activities.
Vadodara Police Commissioner said that “We have so far detained 24 persons in connection with the stone pelting incidents that occurred during the Ram Navami processions in the city on Thursday. They will be formally arrested soon after the registration of first information reports (FIRs). The situation is completely under control and normalcy was restored yesterday itself.”
The cops stated that stones were thrown at two separate Ram Navami processions as they passed through the city’s communally sensitive Fatehpura and nearby Kumbharwada areas. During a mob’s stone-throwing at Kumbharwada, at least two people were hurt.
Local BJP MLA Manisha Vakil was part of the procession which came under attack at Kumbharwada. In some videos of the incident, people can be seen running for shelter during stone pelting, devotees also pull a chariot carrying a statue of Lord Ram to a safer location to protect it from the stones.
Hours before that incident, in the Fatehpura area stones were thrown at a Ram Navami procession, organised by the Vishva Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal.
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