Rajasthan imposes Article 144 and suspends internet in Karauli following communal clashes

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Saturday imposed Section 144 and suspended the internet in the town of Karauli after communal tensions erupted there following stone-throwing at a gathering of motorbikes passing through a Muslim-majority area on Nav Samvatsar, the first day of the new year in Hinduism. schedule on Saturday.Also Read – Section 144 imposed on Noida till April 30. Full list of restrictions here

According to a report by the PTI news agency, Article 144 was imposed on Karauli from 6:30 p.m. today until midnight on April 4. The local administration said that the internet will also be closed on April 2 and 3 (until midnight). Also Read – Tutorial: These Five Simple Steps Will Help You Check Internet Speed ​​From Google’s Homepage – Watch

It should be noted that more than 25 people were injured during the stone throwing, which caused communal clashes, necessitating the imposition of the curfew and the deployment of additional police forces in the area. Also read – Protest, stone beatings in the city of Telangana against the installation of the statue of Shivaji; Article 144 Imposed

Apart from the curfew, an additional police force has also been deployed to maintain public order, Karauli District Magistrate Rajendra Singh Shekhawat said.

Saying the situation in the city is tense but under control, he said arson attacks have also taken place in several places.

Police officers including Bharatpur IGP Prashan Kumar Khamesra and Karauli SP Shailendra Singh rushed to the scene and an additional police force was deployed to control the situation, the PCR said.

Rajasthan DGP ML Lather has also deployed ADG Sanjib Kumar, IG Bharat Lal Meena, Jaipur Crime Branch DIG Rahul Prakash and DCP, Jaipur South, Mridul Kachawa in Karauli, he added.