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What's happening in Maharashtra's Amravati; An indefinite curfew was imposed in eastern Maharashtra's Amaravati city

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What's happening in Maharashtra's Amravati

Ground Report | New Delhi: What's happening in Maharashtra's Amravati; An indefinite curfew was imposed in eastern Maharashtra's Amaravati city on Saturday and internet services were suspended for three days. At least 18 policemen, including three officers, were injured following protests in Maharashtra against alleged communal violence in Tripura. The state government has appealed to the public to maintain peace and 20 FIRs have also been registered in the matter.

What's happening in Maharashtra's Amravati

The BJP had on Friday called for a bandh against stone-pelting during rallies of Muslim organizations in various districts of the state to protest the recent communal violence in Tripura. The Union Home Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the social media reports of a mosque vandalized in Tripura are "fake" and "completely misrepresentation of facts". It also said that the reports from Maharashtra of the violence were "very worrying".

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Violence first broke out in areas like Rajkamal Chowk and Gandhi Chowk on Saturday when marches were being taken out by BJP supporters and other right-wing organisations. Shops and vehicles were torched and stone pelting was reported. The Maharashtra Police sent four companies of the State Reserve Police Force in addition to 125 personnel after they failed to control the crowd of hundreds following the lathi charge.

A senior police officer said the situation was tense but under control. Police said the curfew will be lifted once the situation returns to normal. Movement is allowed only for essential services, Section 144 is in force to prevent gatherings of more than five people. Maharashtra Cyber ​​Police warned people not to share "unverified" posts on social media, which could lead to tension.

Against the backdrop of back-to-back incidents of stone-pelting on Friday and Saturday, Additional Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil issued orders for the imposition of curfew in the city limits of Amaravati under sections 144 (1), (2), (3). CrPC to avoid any untoward incident.

arrested 20 people

People are not allowed to step out of their homes except for medical emergencies. As per the order, not more than five people are allowed to gather. Stone pelting was reported during rallies taken out by Muslim organizations in Amaravati, Nanded, Malegaon, Washim and Yavatmal to protest against the incidents in Tripura on Friday.

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In connection with Friday's incidents, the police have so far arrested 20 people and detained four others on various charges including rioting. In Amaravati, over 8,000 people gathered outside the district collector's office on Friday to submit a memorandum demanding that atrocities against the minority community in Tripura be stopped.

aimed at destabilizing MVA government

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Saturday said the violence in Amaravati and elsewhere was aimed at destabilizing the MVA government. Talking to reporters in Aurangabad, Raut said that the state government is in the saddle and the real faces of the perpetrators of the violence will be revealed soon.

He said, "Raising the spirit of violence, they (opposition) will meet the state governor and write to the Union home ministry claiming that the (law and order) situation in Maharashtra is deteriorating. It will happen in future also. But the state government Firm in the saddle," Raut said.

BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi told reporters in Delhi: "It is clear from Rahul Gandhi's statements that he has a lot of hatred against Hindus… False news was spread (about Tripura)… This led to violence in Maharashtra. It's started."

While 11 FIRs were registered in Amravati regarding Friday's violence, five FIRs were registered regarding Saturday's incidents. No arrest has been made so far. In Nanded, the police registered four FIRs over Friday's incidents, and arrested 18. Nanded range DIG Nisar Tamboli said, "Eight policemen were injured in stone pelting."

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