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Stones pelted, bikes set ablaze in Jodhpur over loudspeakers on Eid: All you need to know

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At least 16 people were injured in the violent skirmishes, including four police officers. The city’s internet services have been suspended, and significant security measures have been put in place to maintain law and order.

In a fresh bout of violence, a day after hostilities were reported from Rajasthan’s Jodhpur, stones were thrown at the police in the Jalori Gate area of the city this morning. To maintain control of the scene, the police resorted to lathi-charge.

At least 16 people were injured in the violent skirmishes, including four police officers. The city’s internet services have been suspended, and significant security measures have been put in place to maintain law and order.

WHERE CLASHES BREAK OUT

At the Balmukund Bissa circle at the Jalori Gate intersection in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur, a conflict began over the hoisting of a flag atop a freedom fighter’s statue. It soon devolved into stone-pelting, injuring many. Internet services were suspended in the district following the clashes. Stone-pelting was reported till 3 pm.

The dispute started over the removal of a Hindu flag and the installation of a Muslim flag at the Jalori Gate intersection. A banner was also put up near Jalori circle along with a loudspeaker.

According to reports, after the flag was placed on the statue of freedom fighter Bal Mukund Bissa and an Eid banner was set out on the circle in Jalori, members of one community began raising slogans.

The flag and banner were removed by the demonstrators, sparking a commotion. Members of the opposing community were enraged, and fights broke out between the two groups.

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