Communal Clash in Savli Town of Gujarat, 36 Arrested
Two groups clashed and hurled stones at each other over putting up a religious flag in Savli town in Gujarat’s Vadodara district, a police official said on Monday, adding that 36 people have been arrested.
The incident occurred on Saturday night after a group of people objected to members of another community trying to put up a religious flag alongside their flag on an electricity pole in Dhamiji ka Dera locality, a Savli police station official said.
“The matter escalated and both the communities started hurling stones at each other. Nobody was injured but a vehicle and a shop were damaged by rioters,” said Savli police station sub-inspector, AR Mahida.
Cross First Information Reports (FIRs) were lodged by both the groups on late Saturday night, following which a case was registered for rioting, unlawful assembly, rash act endangering human life, etc of the Indian Penal Code against 43 people, Mr. Mahida said.
A total of 36 people from both communities have been arrested so far, he said.
Police security has been beefed up in the communally sensitive area and the situation is under control, he added.
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Senior Congress MLA, Jagga Reddy made strong comments against his own Party Chief Revanth Reddy stating that everybody knows how Revatnh Reddy got the post of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee. He said that Revath Reddy does not have the political intelligence like Bandi Sanjay. He criticised that Revanth’s aim was to defame the leaders of his own party.
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The Andhra Pradesh government headed by the Chief Minister Y.s. Jagan Mohan Reddy got the relief from the Supreme Court which granted interim orders on the time bound on development of the Amaravathi Capital of State
The High court of Telangana today granted permission to Bandi Sanjay’s Praja Sangrama yatra and public meeting in Bhainsa, but under certain conditions. The meeting was put on hold after the police denied permission, citing the communal sensitivity in the area, following which the BJP moved the court.
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