Clashes take place during Kanwariya procession in Rajasthan

Multiple people sustained injuries after Kanwariyas clashed with residents of a minority-dominated neighbourhood in Malpura, in Rajasthan’s Tonk district. An argument reportedly broke out between the two communities, after which clashes ensued. According to the police, the incident took place at around 4.15pm when the Kanwar Yatris had taken out a procession. Section 144 of the CrPC was imposed in the area. Additional police personnel, including those from the Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC), were deployed in the area. 

Biju George Joseph, IGP, Ajmer range, told Sabrang, “14 people have been injured and are in hospital. Injuries have been sustained by people from both sides. Kanwariyas were taking out a procession and were passing through a Muslim neighbourhood. The attack was spontaneous. A car was burnt, but we are not sure if it was the Kanwariyas or the Muslims who burnt it. No anti-Muslim slogans were chanted. As of now situation is under control and peaceful.” District SP Yogesh Dadich told the Times of India that a state roadways bus was also vandalised.



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