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Violence Erupts During ‘Shiv Yatra’ in Gujarat’s Kheda District, 11 Arrested, Additional Forces Deployed

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Tensions flared during a ‘Shiv Yatra’ procession in Thasara, located in Gujarat’s Kheda district, leading to a violent clash between two sects. The police registered an FIR based on the complaint of a constable and the two sects involved. Currently, 11 individuals have been apprehended in connection with the violence.

According to a report published on the Amar Ujala portal, authorities have called in additional forces to maintain order and have deployed them in significant numbers within the city.

Superintendent of Police Garhia stated that efforts are underway to restore peace in the region, including dialogues with the leaders of both sects. A viral video of the incident is currently under scrutiny, and those responsible for stone-pelting and vandalism are being identified for arrest.

As reported by the India TV, three FIRs have been lodged in connection with the violence in Thasara, Khedra. These FIRs were filed on behalf of a Hindu sect, a Muslim sect, and a police constable, resulting in the arrest of 11 individuals thus far.

According to the Muslim sect’s FIR, they allege that 1000 to 1,500 pilgrims attacked their properties and religious places during the procession. In the FIR submitted by the Hindus, it is claimed that 50 individuals from the Muslim community were involved in pelting stones during the clash. Additionally, an FIR has been registered against 70 individuals based on the constable’s complaint.

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