20 people injured in Indian riots after activists were killed
February 23, 2022 0:53 am
• There was violence in Shivamogga during the funeral of activists on Monday, despite the authorities imposing a curfew.
After the riots saw the mobs burning vehicles and throwing stones after the murder of Hindu activists, authorities rushed hundreds of guards to the South Indian district.
At least 20 people were injured in the turmoil on Monday after a member of the Hindu nationalist group Bajrang Dal was killed a day ago in Shivamogga, Karnataka.
Karnataka, governed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, was on the edge for weeks after a ban on Muslim girls wearing hijabs in the classroom triggered nationwide protests and opposition. ..
There was violence in Shivamogga during the funeral of activists on Monday, despite authorities imposing a curfew on the area.
Several incidents of arson and riots were reported as angry mobs throwing stones at offices reportedly owned by Muslims.
Police fired in the air and used tear gas to subdue the angry crowd.
Law enforcement officers in the region, who have a long history of joint violence, said they had arrested the two on Monday and accused their old rivals of murder.
According to local media, one of the first Hijab protest Muslim students in the Udupi district said her brother was attacked at a hotel on Monday.
According to local media, state interior minister Araga Jnanendra said authorities have not found a link between violence in Shivamogga and the hijab line.
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