JAIPUR: Twenty-four people, including nine policemen, were injured when members of two communities, pelted stones at each other, prompting authorities to use teargas to disperse the mob, police said on Tuesday.
Internet service has been stopped in 10 police station areas in Jaipur after clashes broke out during the religious Kavad Yatra at Eidgah area on Monday.
Violence broke out on Monday night after members of the minority community blocked the Delhi highway in front of an Eidgah near Galta Gate and pelted stones on a Haridwar-bound bus, leaving some passengers injured, according to the police. More than 60 people were nominated by the Galta Gate police station in the Eidgah and then arrested five people.
Tension in Galta Gate area had been building since Sunday after some members of the minority community allegedly misbehaved with kanwariyas (devotees of Lord Shiva).
Additional Police Commissioner (First) Santosh Chalke said they have identified three people who were spreading a rumour on social media that people were being forced to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’, but no such