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Jodhpur violence: Curfew extended till May 6

The police also said that 140 persons had been arrested over the violence that had taken place between two communities over the hoisting of a religious flag in the city.

The curfew imposed in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur following incidents of violence in the city has been extended till 6 May, an order by the District Police Commissioner said on Wednesday, 4 May.

However, students appearing for examinations, medical professionals, bank officials, media personnel, newspaper hawkers, and judicial officers were exempted from the curfew.

The police also said that 140 persons had been arrested over the violence that had taken place between two communities over the hoisting of a religious flag in the city.

However, the situation is under control with no untoward incident being reported on Wednesday. However, the curfew has been extended just as a precautionary measure, police officials informed.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said, RSS &BJP are setting the agenda. They were planning to incite riots in Karauli, Jodhpur&Ramgarh.

It may be mentioned that tension gripped Gehlot’s hometown Jodhpur hours before Eid on Tuesday, prompting the authorities to suspend mobile internet services and impose a curfew in 10 police station areas of the city.

There was agitation over putting up religious flags on the Jalori gate circle in Jodhpur, which led to stone-pelting in which five policemen were injured.

First Published: 5th May, 2022 15:12 IST

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