September 28, 2020

Another communal clash reported as communities fight over vandalised idol in Nawada

Days after violence during Rama Navami celebrations, fresh clashes have erupted in Bihar over the vandalism of idol in Nawada.

The incident reportedly took place near Baba’s Dhaba at NH31 between two communities after a statue was allegedly vandalized in the area.

According to reports, the two groups, belonging to different communities, started throwing stones at each other.

Security personnel have been deployed in the area and the situation is now under control.

‘It was a matter of an idol being vandalised by some miscreants, which led to the communities coming face-to-face,” said District Magistrate.

Last week, the situation became tense when rioters set ablaze more than 20 shops and pelted stones at those participating in a Rama Navami procession through Nawadih Colony.

As per reports, nearly 50 shops near Jama Masjid located on Old GT Road were torched by rioters, while nearly 60 persons, including 20 policemen were injured due to stone pelting by miscreants.

The situation further intensified on Monday, which thereby led to a curfew being imposed in the vicinity.

Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir has blamed the West Bengal and Bihar governments for communal violence in the state on Ram Navami while saying that it was their responsibility to maintain law and order.

A week earlier, communal violence had erupted in Bhagalpur over playing of loud music during a religious procession which was being led by Arijit Shashwat, son of Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey.

Courtesy: DNA India

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