The situation in Jodhpur remained tense even after the imposition of Article 144, with further clashes reported after Eid prayers on Tuesday morning. According to the visuals, police personnel were seen lathi charging at the disbelievers. Although the exact cause of the violence is unclear, sources said public property, including a police vehicle, was damaged. Speaking to the media, Jodhpur Police Commissioner Navjyoti Gogoi called for peace and said the situation is currently under control.
The Jodhpur Police Commissioner said, “I will tell everyone to go home and stay peaceful. I congratulate my Muslim brothers on the occasion of Eid. The situation is under control, we have made sufficient arrangements and I am leaving for a flag march. . Action will be taken according to law against those who have acted in violation of the law. Some police personnel were slightly injured.
“Even today morning there was a (law and order) situation. We took action and got it under control. We will get to know about it and file the FIR if we get any complaints from the people. processions during festivals, this is done with permission,” he added.
Violence in Jodhpur
On the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr and Akshaya Tritiya, a violent clash broke out between two communities at Jalori gate in Jodhpur on Monday night. Sources said the altercation started after objections were raised against the hoisting of a religious flag at Balmukand Bissa circle. After the stone-throwing began, the police tried to control the situation and disperse the crowd using lathi-charges and tear gas. Sources indicated that more than a dozen people including 4 police officers were injured in the violence. From 1 a.m. on Tuesday, internet services were suspended across the district of Jodhpur.
Speaking to Twitter, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot observed: “It is regrettable that the tension has arisen due to the clash between two groups at Jalori Gate, Jodhpur. The administration has been tasked with keeping the peace and the order at all costs. Respecting the tradition of love and brotherhood of Jodhpur and Marwar, I make a touching appeal to all parties to maintain peace and cooperate in maintaining public order”.