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MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan defends bulldozing houses of Khargone violence rioters

By Saima Siddiqui 
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KhargoneShivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, justified the bulldozing of “illegal buildings” belonging to persons who were reportedly implicated in the recent disturbances in the state on Thursday, 14 April.

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On the 11th of April, one day after the incident, the local government razed at least 16 dwellings and 29 stores, the most of which were owned by Muslims.

Chouhan went on to say that his administration will prosecute everyone who participated in unrest.

“Some people are conspiring to spread riots in the state. They want to set the state on fire. I appeal to people to maintain peace and harmony. Nobody should bother about their security and honour,” the chief minister said during an event in Bhopal, as reported media.

CM Chouhan has stated that the homes that were destroyed in the riots will be restored.

Chouhan addressed a question during a conference in Mhow (officially Dr Ambedkar Nagar) where he paid honour to Dr B R Ambedkar on his 131st birthday, Chouhan asked, “The houses of persons belonging to the SC community were set ablaze (by the rioters in Khargone). Why shouldn’t action be taken against such people?”

During a Ram Navami parade in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone area on Sunday, 10 April, dozens of people were detained for stone pelting and arson.

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So far, 121 individuals have been detained in connection with the rioting, according to reports.

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