Jharkhand Violence Situation slowly restored internet service also started police said 25 FIRs registered

Jharkhand Violence: Two days after violent clashes broke out in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi, two people were killed and several were injured. Police said the tense situation in the city was subsiding. Ranchi SSP SK Jha said that 25 FIRs have been registered in connection with the violence. Several unidentified people have been booked so far. According to the SSP, 22 people have been identified by names.

According to SSP, while internet has been restored. Police are “monitoring all social media including WhatsApp.” “We are checking the uploads, downloads, hashtags and statements. Any person who is trying to incite violence will be booked,” ANI quoted him as saying.

Ranchi SSP said that SIT has been formed to investigate the matter. “We are taking confidence building steps. We are doing patrols,” he said.

Violence broke out in Ranchi on Friday during protests against objectionable controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad by two former BJP spokespersons.

Two people died in the violence, while eight were seriously injured and are undergoing treatment at the city’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). Several pictures on social media showed vehicles being torched, while incidents of stone pelting also took place.

14 policemen injured

Reportedly, 14 policemen were also injured in the clashes on Mahatma Gandhi Road after Friday prayers. RIMS officials said that a total of 13 people were brought to the hospital for treatment.

Following the violence, the Jharkhand capital remained under lockdown for the entire Saturday as Section 144 was imposed amid heavy police deployment across the city.

Prophet controversy: Pakistan runs propaganda, is using social media to spread fake news

Apart from Ranchi, there were massive protests in many parts of the country over the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad. The protests turned violent in several states including Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

The BJP suspended its spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled its Delhi media chief Naveen Kumar Jindal following his alleged controversial remarks on the Prophet, which triggered massive protests and condemnation.

The comments have also caused serious backlash from Gulf countries including Kuwait, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Libya, Maldives, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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