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Rajasthan: After Jodhpur, internet suspended in Bhilwara over fresh clashes

By Priyanka Verma 
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Internet services were on Thursday suspended for 24 hours in Bhilwara city of Rajasthan, informed district collector Ashish Modi, following an incident of violence in Sanganer area of the city last night. At least two persons were attacked by some unknown people while having food, news agency reported quoting the district collector.

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“Their bike was also set ablaze. We are investigating the matter,” he said. It is not clear as of yet if it was an incident of communal violence.

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Meanwhile, as many as 141 people have been arrested so far in connection with communal clashes over the hoisting of a flag before Eid in Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s constituency Jodhpur where a curfew has been imposed till May 6, according to a PTI report.

The situation is under control and no fresh incident of violence has been reported, police said.

Nearly 1,000 police personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order.

Earlier, the authorities issued orders imposing a curfew till Wednesday midnight besides suspending mobile internet services. DGP M L Lather said 141 people have been arrested and 12 FIRs registered in Jodhpur. Four FIRs were registered by police and eight lodged by people, he said.

He said nine policemen were injured in the violence.

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Tensions broke out the night intervening Monday and Tuesday over putting up of Islamic flags on the Jalori gate circle, which led to stone-pelting.

The situation was brought under control in the early hours on Tuesday with heavy deployment of police but tensions escalated again in the morning after prayers at an Eidgah close to the Jalori gate circle.

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