Protests against Nupur Sharma: MHA tells police heads of states, UTs to remain ‘alert and ready’ | India News

New Delhi: Amid big protests throughout the nation against suspended BJP chief Nupur Sharma over her derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad, the Union Home Ministry on Friday requested the police heads of states and Union Territories to be “ready and alert” as they are going to be heading in the right direction. The Home Ministry issued an announcement to police in all states and Union Territory after a number of incidents of violence had been reported from completely different elements of the nation over the controversial remarks of suspended BJP chief Nupur Sharma and expelled chief Naveen Jindal against Prophet Muhammad.

News company ANI cited a senior MHA official saying that the MHA despatched alerts to all state and Union Territory police to remain vigilant as they are often focused throughout the violence.

“We have requested the policemen deployed to keep legislation and order scenario to be in correct riot gear. There will probably be a deliberate try to disturb peace within the nation. Police and, if required, the paramilitary may even want to be on alert mode to counter any untoward scenario,” the official mentioned.

He added that a number of directions have been issued to hold a watch on fringe components posting provocative speeches. “We have requested state police to determine the influencers posting stay movies of violence and provocative speeches. Take required motion against such individuals,” he added.

The MHA has requested all of the states to take preventive actions, hold a examine on borders and recognized delicate areas. The order has been issued after the violence broke out in Uttar Pradesh`s Prayagraj and protests had been held at Moradabad, Saharanpur and Firozabad.

Meanwhile, a number of different states together with Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Punjab, Hyderabad, and Gujarat additionally confronted huge protests against the chief`s controversial remarks. Protests erupted against the controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad by two now-suspended BJP functionaries leaving a number of policemen injured in stone-pelting and forcing safety forces to resort to lathi-charge, tear gasoline shelling and firing within the air at some locations.

Authorities in Jammu clamped curfew in a number of areas and elements of the Kashmir Valley noticed a shutdown whereas prohibitory orders had been imposed in elements of Ranchi as slogan-shouting protesters carrying placards demanded the arrest of Nupur Sharma, a former BJP spokesperson, and Naveen Jindal, a former head of the Delhi BJP’s media unit.

Most of the protests together with on the historic Jama Masjid in Delhi broke out after the Friday prayers and a number of arrests had been additionally made by the police. Hundreds of protesters massed exterior Jama Masjid and some of them gathered on the steps of the mosque. However, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, distanced himself from the protests saying “no one is aware of who the protesters had been” and demanded motion against such individuals.

In Uttar Pradesh, stones had been pelted at policemen in Prayagraj and Saharanpur throughout the protests which had been additionally witnessed in Bijnor, Moradabad, Rampur and Lucknow. In Prayagraj, some bikes and carts had been set on hearth and an try made to set ablaze a police automobile, a police official mentioned.

Prohibitory orders had been imposed in elements of Jharkhand capital Ranchi after some policemen and others had been injured whereas making an attempt to management an irate mob close to Hanuman temple on the town’s Main Road.

Tension mounted in Jammu’s Bhaderwah and some areas of Kishtwar prompting authorities to impose a curfew whereas elements of Kashmir noticed a shutdown. Internet companies had been snapped in Bhaderwah and Kishtwar cities and Srinagar metropolis as a precautionary measure. Mobile Internet was additionally suspended in elements of Kashmir, an official mentioned.

Hundreds of protesters blocked roads in several elements of the Howrah district in West Bengal. Some agitators clashed with personnel at Dhulagarh, Panchla and Uluberia after they tried to carry the blockade on National Highway-6.

(With Agency Inputs)

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