2 Dead, 10 Injured In As Violent Protests Erupt Over Prophet Remarks

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  • The police had fired gun shots to quell the protests
  • Internet services are still suspended and additional police teams have been deployed
  • The protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers

New Delhi: Two people were killed while 10 injured amid violent protests against the controversial remarks made by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Jindal.

Earlier, Delhi Police had registered two FIR– one against former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and the other against 31 people, including All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi and controversial priest Yati Narsinghanand in connection to the Prophet remarks row.

Curfew has been imposed in several areas of Ranchi amid the violence that lasted for nearly three hours. After protesting against the statement made by Nupur Sharma, people hit the streets after observing the Friday prayers in a mosque. To stop the angry mob, police fired several rounds of bullets and lathi-charged the protestors.

The Rapid Action Force and a large number of police personnel have been deployed to control the situation on the Main Road, Karbala Chowk and Doranda. Due to the uproar over Nupur Sharma’s remarks, all the shops within a radius of about three kilometre on the Main Road were closed since Friday afternoon. A large protest was also held in Doranda area of Ranchi.

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