Violence in Bengal-Bihar on Ram Navami procession is now slowly spreading to other states of India as well. On Friday (March 31), some people protested against the Ram Navami procession in Jugsalai area of Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and pelted stones. People started burning tires on the roads and also broke police vehicles.
Jammed the railway bridge
After the Ram Navami procession was stopped, people went berserk and started chanting Hanuman Chalisa at Bata Chowk. Along with this, they blocked the railway bridge above the railway gate. Tires were burnt on the roads and police vehicles were also vandalised. There was a lot of sloganeering during the violence. To pacify this violence, many officers including SP and DM were present on the spot till night. Heavy police force was also deployed.
Violence in Gujarat and Maharashtra as well
Apart from Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand, there were violence over Ram Navami processions in Gujarat’s Vadodara, Maharashtra’s Sambhajinagar and Bihar’s Sasaram Nalanda. These places were also set on fire along with stone pelting. In this case, the police also arrested many people. In order to calm the atmosphere in many places, the police had to increase the security.
Tense situation in Bengal and Bihar
The situation continued to be tense in Howrah in West Bengal and Sasaram and Nalanda in Bihar. People took to the streets and pelted stones at police forces and shops. They broke the glasses of vehicles parked on the roads and also set them on fire. The situation in Bengal was very tense. At the same time, due to the clash between the two communities in Bihar, there was fierce sloganeering between the two. Apart from stone pelting, incidents of firing have also come to the fore.