Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Home Crime Curfew imposed in Assam’s Hailakandi after communal clashes triggered by Friday prayers on road,...

Curfew imposed in Assam’s Hailakandi after communal clashes triggered by Friday prayers on road, 1 dead, several injured

Curfew and prohibitory orders under section 144 have been imposed in the town, and additional security forces have been sent. 

Police have enforced curfew after incidents of violence in Hailakandi town in southern Assam today. 15 people are said to be injured in violent clashes, including three policemen. Reports of arson also coming from media. Later, one person succumbed to injuries at the Silchar Medical College, who has been identified as Jamiruddin Tapadar.

According to several reports, people feared about communal tension for the last two days when during Tuesday namaz, some miscreants allegedly threw stones on vehicles of local Muslims who had parked it near a mosque. Muslim community complained to the local police station and threatened to pray on road on Friday if nothing was done.

On Friday, the Muslims decided to hold Friday noon prayers on a road in front of the mosque, which leads to a Kali Mandir. This was objected by local Hindus who said the road to their temple was being purposefully blocked. This resulted in stone pelting from both sides. Police resorted to firing blanks to disperse the crowd. Now, curfew has been imposed in the area on the orders of DM.

Talking about the issue, journalist Anindya Banerjee tweeted, “Communal clashes break out in Assam injuring 15. Clashes broke out after Friday prayers were allegedly held in a road that leads to a temple. Curfew imposed. Uneasy calm in the area. Holding back video deliberately.”

During the clashes, several vehicles parked in the area were torched by rioters. Police had to do lathi charge and fire in the air to disperse the mob. Curfew and prohibitory orders under section 144 have been imposed in the town, and additional security forces have been sent.

Assam CM Sarbananada Sonowal has ordered Additional Chief Secy Rajib Bora to conduct an inquiry into the violence. Parimal Suklabaidya, a minister of Sonowal cabinet and MLA from nearby Dholai, ADGP Mukesh Agarwala & Barak Valley Commissioner Anwar Hussain also rushed to the spot.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

 

Related Articles

Trending now

Watch: Punjab farmers break police barricades and enter Delhi, begin their tractor rally ahead of time

Protesting 'farmers' from Punjab on Tuesday broke the police barricades at Tikri and Singhu borders ahead of the tractor rally.

India bans TikTok, WeChat and 57 other Chinese apps permanently

Unsatisfied by the response given by these companies to notices issued in June last year, Govt of India permanently bans 59 Chinese apps

Congress MP and head of AICC’s legal department appeared in MP HC to demand bail for Munawar Faruqui who insulted Hindu Gods: Details

Munawar Faruqui was represented at the Madhya Pradesh High Court by senior advocate Vivek Tankha. He is a Congress MP.

Prosenjit Chatterjee breaks his silence on the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose portrait controversy: Read what Bumba Da has to say

Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee has broken his silence on the nonsensical controversy over the Netaji Bose portrait.

Ashoka University Assistant Professor mocks Lord Ram while trying to troll President of India over false accusations

Neelanjan Sircar works as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Ashoka University and also a also at the Centre for Policy Research.

‘Naive and far from truth, just like imaginary Nehruvian utopia’: Read why veterans of Indian Armed Forces want Rahul Gandhi to apologise

Veterans of the Indian Armed Forced have condemned the recent statement by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Recently Popular

Professor who translated Rahul Gandhi’s “don’t need army if farmers are strong” speech in Erode faints after the speech: Reports

Muhammed Imran, who translated Rahul Gandhi's speech at Erode, collapsed after interpreting the speech from English to Tamil

Is it actor Prosenjit Chatterjee in the portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose inaugurated by President Kovind? A fact check

It was claimed that it was actor Prosenjit Chatterjee in the portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose inaugurated by President Kovind.

Ashoka University Assistant Professor mocks Lord Ram while trying to troll President of India over false accusations

Neelanjan Sircar works as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Ashoka University and also a also at the Centre for Policy Research.

Donating for construction of Ram Mandir? Beware of these fraud UPI IDs

Beware of fraudsters. UPI IDs which are similar to the real UPI ID for Ram Mandir donation have propped up.

‘What is wrong with your mindset? Such people must not be spared,’ MP HC makes scathing remarks against Munawar Faruqui: Details

The Indore Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has reserved its order on the bail application filed by Munawar Faruqui.
- Advertisement -

 

Watch: Punjab farmers break police barricades and enter Delhi, begin their tractor rally ahead of time

Protesting 'farmers' from Punjab on Tuesday broke the police barricades at Tikri and Singhu borders ahead of the tractor rally.

India bans TikTok, WeChat and 57 other Chinese apps permanently

Unsatisfied by the response given by these companies to notices issued in June last year, Govt of India permanently bans 59 Chinese apps

Congress MP and head of AICC’s legal department appeared in MP HC to demand bail for Munawar Faruqui who insulted Hindu Gods: Details

Munawar Faruqui was represented at the Madhya Pradesh High Court by senior advocate Vivek Tankha. He is a Congress MP.

Arnab Goswami and his wife to make full financial disclosure, urge owners and editors of other media networks to do the same: Details

Arnab Goswami has announced he and his wife will make public all their financial details since they moved to Mumbai in 2004.

Almost 70 representatives from G7 nations pen letter to their leaders, urge them to take ‘allied action’ against China: Details

The G7 countries include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

‘Lot of similarities between current thinking of USA and our policies’: Pakistani Foreign Minister mourns loss of ‘shining secular India’

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged President Joe Biden to 'review' USA's ties with India.

After Republic Day, farmer protesters plan to disrupt the Budget session: Details

The farmer protesters would conduct a tractor rally in Delhi on Republic Day and march to Parliament during Budget Session.

Col Bikkumalla Santosh Babu who laid down his life in the Galwan valley clashes to be decorated with Maha Vir Chakra

Col Bikumalla Santosh Babu of the 16th Bihar Batallion had laid down his life in the Galwan Valley clash on June 16

Prosenjit Chatterjee breaks his silence on the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose portrait controversy: Read what Bumba Da has to say

Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee has broken his silence on the nonsensical controversy over the Netaji Bose portrait.

‘The wind blowing from Punjab will burn Modi to ashes’: SP leader Abu Azmi instigates protestors to create mayhem

Abu Azmi made incendiary remarks at a protest staged in Mumbai in support of the ongoing farmers' protest. Sharad Pawar was present too.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
496,912FollowersFollow
22,900SubscribersSubscribe