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Tension in MP’s Shajapur after Muslims pelt stones on Maharana Pratap Jayanti rally

Some six people received injuries, while more than 10 vehicles were set on fire and a number of shops were vandalised. Prohibitory orders have been clamped in the area.

india Updated: Jun 16, 2018 19:19 IST
Ramesh Dhagat/ Shruti Tomar
Ramesh Dhagat/ Shruti Tomar
Hindustan Times, Shajapur/Bhopal
Shajapur,madhya Pradesh,Section 144
Violence broke out in MP’s Shajapur after Muslims pelted stones on a procession taken out to celebrate Maharana Pratap’s birth anniversary.(ANI Photo)

Tension erupted in Shajapur district after some Muslim youths allegedly pelted stones on a procession being carried out on the occasion of Maharana Pratap birth anniversary on Saturday afternoon, the police said.

About half-a-dozen people received minor injuries, while more than 10 vehicles were set on fire and a number of shops were also vandalised, according to police. Heavy security force was deployed in the area.

The district administration has imposed section 144 of CrPC in the district, prohibiting the assembly of four or more persons.

According to Shajapur superintendent of police Shailendra Singh Chauhan, a procession of the Rajput community was passing through Nai Sadak, a Muslim-dominated area, when some people requested them to decrease the volume of music being played in the procession.

“When the volume was not decreased, some Muslim youths allegedly pelted stones on the procession,” he added.

Police have detained 12 people in connection with the violence. They are also trying to get CCTV footages and other videos shot by people during the procession. SP Chouhan said the situation is under control.

First Published: Jun 16, 2018 17:25 IST