Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:22 IST
Curfew has been imposed in Jamshedpur on 22 July following a clash between two communities over an alleged incident of sexual harassment.
- The clash began two days ago after reports that a girl had been harassed by a member of a different community after which members of the girl's community had put up a road blockade near a temple. The standoff soon turned into violence and stone throwing.
- A bandh was called by the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, both rightwing groups affiliated to the BJP's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
- More than 30 people, including policemen were injured in the clashes. Several shops and business establishments were ransacked and vehicles were burnt.
- The administration has issued orders for a clampdown and has requested the people not to move out of their houses.
- 15 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed to control the situation.
- 103 rioters have been booked so far and they will be sent to judicial custody after questioning.
- 5 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) units have been deployed in the Mango area, Jamshedpur, which is highly prone area to communal violence.