BJP blames Congress government in Rajasthan, warns against Jalori Gate protests
“What happened at the time of the morning Namaz which immediately afterwards cars were vandalized, houses were pelted with stones, women were insulted in Jodhpur. The police did not take any preventive measures to prevent this… We have warned the administration that if no action is taken in this incident, then we will stage a massive protest at Jalori Gate in Jodhpur,” Jodhpur MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said.
He further alleged that the law and order situation was in disarray in Rajasthan. Communal tensions gripped Jodhpur in Rajasthan when clashes erupted between two groups over the display of flags at Jalori Gate.
Tensions began to rise after midnight when members of the Muslim community raised Islamic flags at Jalori gate and at the roundabout next to the statue of freedom fighter Balmukund Bissa ahead of Eid celebrations on Tuesday. A group of people from the area’s Hindu community alleged that a saffron flag placed at the site in front of the Parashuram Jayanti had gone missing.
In the ensuing violence, incidents of stone-throwing and vandalism were reported. As additional police forces were dispatched to the scene, five officers were injured in the clashes, the police control room said.
Maintaining peace and order: CM Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot appealed to the people to maintain peace and order and urged political leaders of all parties to urge their workers to maintain peace. “While respecting Jodhpur’s Marwar tradition of love and brotherhood, I make a touching appeal to all parties to maintain peace and cooperate in restoring law and order,” Gehlot said. in a tweet.