On Tuesday, two Muslim men brutally assaulted Hindu Tyler Kanhaiya Lal for posting on social media supporting Nupur Sharma, a former BJP spokesman.
Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitra | Edited by Paulomi Ghosh
A large number of protesters marched in Udaipur in support of BJP’s former spokesman Nupur Sharma, who posted on social media that two Muslim men had killed a Hindu tailor. In a video posted by news agency ANI, several people can be seen holding plaques and flags in the street.
On Wednesday, a policeman was seriously injured in a violent clash that erupted during a protest against assassination in Bhim town of Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. A video shared by the ANI showed two police officers riding the injured Constable on a bike, but one constable repeatedly pressed his hand over the wounded policeman’s head and stopped bleeding.
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On Tuesday, two Muslim men brutally assaulted Hindu Tyler Kanhaiya Lal for posting a social media post supporting Nupur Sharma, a former BJP spokesman. “We avenge the insult to Islam,” the accused said in the video. One of them even threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rajasthan police arrested the accused Riyaz Atari and Ghaus Mohammed within hours.
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Curfew and Section 144 have been imposed in some parts of the state as protests broke out. Meanwhile, the Center has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take up the case in connection with Pakistan on Wednesday.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has promised to take stern action against the criminals who beheaded Tyler Kanhaiya Lal. Gehlot said that the Rajasthan SOG and ATS would cooperate fully with the investigation, adding that the entire state is with the family of the deceased.
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