New Delhi: The district administration of Neemuch has decided to impose prohibitory orders under Section 144.
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The order was passed after some people had placed an idol of Lord Hanuman near a dargah which lead to a clash between two groups in the old Kachari area.
SP Neemuch said, “Some people had placed an idol of Lord Hanuman near a dargah which lead to a clash between two groups in the old Kachari area. During the clash, some persons pelted stones damaging three to four motorcycles, but nobody was injured. Adequate police force deployed.”
Three FIRs have since been registered and nine people detained. While the situation remains tense, it is currently peaceful.
Collector Mayank Agrawal said that the security has been beefed up, and the situation is peaceful and under control. “Section 144 has been enforced in the city limits of Neemuch and the police are investigating the matter,” he added.
However, the official was later quoted by The Quint as saying, “We have got information about the injury sustained by one boy named Younus in the last night’s clash. He has been taken to the Udaipur hospital.”
Over the past two months, communal clashes have been reported from several parts of India. Last week, Section 144 had been re-imposed in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district as a preventive measure. According to a notification issued jointly by the district administration and the police last Wednesday, that no rallies, processions, jagarans and shobha yatras or political rallies will be allowed in the riot-hit district till July 10.
Clashes broke out in Khargone on the occasion of Ram Navami on April 10, leading to violence, with incidents of arson and stone-pelting.
Notably, as many as 182 people have so far been arrested in 72 cases registered in connection with the violence.