New Delhi: After witnessing huge violence in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone on April 10, the state administration has issued a curfew in view of Eid, Akshay Tritiya and has said that on May 2 and 3, people will have to offer prayers at home.
The administration said that in a bid to avoid any untoward incident in the coming festivals, a complete curfew will be imposed in the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh on May 2 and May 3.
“Eid prayers to be offered at home. Also, no event on Akshaya Tritiya and Parshuram Jayanti will be allowed to organize in the district,” said Sumer Singh Mujalda, Additional District Magistrate, Khargone, mentioned an ANI report.
The city witnessed violence following a stone-pelting incident during a Ram-Navami procession on April 10. The Additional District Magistrate further informed that relaxation will be given on May 1 between 8 am to 5 pm.
“Orders have been passed that shops will remain open and students going for exams will be given a pass. However, decisions can be altered if conditions demand,” said ADM.
In the violence that erupted on April 10, several people, including police personnel, were injured when groups of people pelted stones at each other during the procession. The stone-pelting started at the beginning of the procession leaving around four persons injured, including a police inspector.
So far, 74 First Information Reports (FIRs) have been registered in connection with the communal violence during the Ram Navami Procession, and 177 people arrested, IPS officer Ankit Jaiswal who has been temporarily posted to the district told news agency PTI, adding that search for the absconding accused is going on.