Prophet Muhammad controversy: Clashes in UP’s Prayagraj after Friday prayers | Allahabad Information

PRAYAGRAJ: Violence erupted in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district after Friday prayers as teams of protestors indulged in heavy brick battling with police and left over half a dozen policemen injured.
The protestors continued to create ruckus on the slender lanes of Atala and adjoining areas for greater than an hour over alleged insulting remarks made by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma towards Prophet Muhammad throughout a TV present.

Amidst heavy brick battling, cops had to make use of tear fuel and cane cost the protestors to disperse them.
Heavy police bandobast was being made in trouble-prone Atala and adjoining areas.
Senior Superintendent of police (Prayagraj) Ajay Kumar stated “Majority of individuals have returned to their houses after providing Friday prayers peacefully at Atala space, bordering Kareli and Khuldabad police stations on Friday afternoon”.
He additional added, “After the namaz, some teams of protestors together with minors, arrived on streets and slender lanes of Atala and began sloganeering and pelting stones on police events who have been deployed at Atala and adjoining areas in view of Friday prayers.”
The protestors additionally made an abortive bid to set a PAC automobile and a rickshaw trolley on hearth however the well timed intervention of firemen averted the scene.
“The cops on responsibility made their futile makes an attempt to pacify the protestors who continued sloganeering and stone pelting however they didn’t hearken to police officers,” stated SSP, including, cops used gentle pressure to disperse them after they have been concerned in heavy brick battling with the motto to disperse them.
In the meantime, the SSP stated, “Because the Atala and adjoining space is dominated by a selected group, hassle makers, together with minors, continued to contain them in sloganeering and pelting stones on police events at frequent intervals”.
SSP, nonetheless, stated, “The state of affairs is now below management and a strict vigil is being maintained”.
He added further police pickets have been deployed within the space and lanes of the world have been taken below scanner.
SSP, nonetheless, stated that further police forces, together with PAC and RAF battalions, have been referred to as in from neighbouring districts to take care of legislation and order.
He additionally stated police have taken some troublemakers into custody and are scanning video footage to determine troublemakers.
Furthermore, retailers in Muslim-dominated pockets remained closed and satisfactory police forces have been being deployed in different pockets of the town, together with Chowk, Ghantaghar, Noorullah highway and adjoining areas.

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