Rajasthan CM urges people not to be misled by those who instigate violence in name of religion, caste
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has urged people to maintain peace in the state. Ashok Gehlot's appeal came in wake of the series of riots that rocked various parts of Jaipur last month.
The Rajasthan CM said, "I would want to appeal to the people in the state not to be misled by those anti-social elements, who in the name of religion, in the name of caste, instigate people, themselves stay in the background, put poor in the forefront and orchestrate riots."
During the past month, Section-144 was imposed in 15 areas in Jaipur after violence gripped parts of the city for three consecutive days. Tension had gripped Jaipur after several separate incidents of violence affected law and order situation in the city.
Section-144 was imposed in the following areas of Jaipur: Galta Gate, Ramganj, Subhash Chowk, Majak Chowk, Brahmpuri, Kotwali, Sanjay Circle, Nahargarh, Shastri Nagar, Bhatta Basti, Adarsh Nagar, Moti Doongri, Lal Kothi, Transport Nagar and Jawahar Nagar.
Internet and broadband services were suspended in these areas to prevent false rumours from spreading.
There were incidents of violence and rioting during the Kaavad Yatra that was being carried out in different parts of the state last month. Violence had also broken out in Galta Gate area as several people ran amok, creating nuisance in the area, climbing onto buses and thrashing passengers.
There were incidents of violence in Badanpura and Rawal ji Chauraha. Two groups fought a pitched battle in which more than two dozen vehicles were damaged and ten people were injured in August.
More than two dozen people were injured and more than 50 vehicles were damaged in the violence that gripped parts of Jaipur in August this year.