Fresh Clashes In Bengal’s Howrah Day After Violence During Ram Navami

Fresh Clashes In Bengal's Howrah Day After Violence During Ram Navami

New Delhi:

Fresh violence has been reported in West Bengal’s Howrah which saw communal clashes and violence during a Ram Navami procession on Thursday. The violence was reported despite heavy police deployment – including riot control force – in the area.

The fresh incidents of stone-throwing and arson were reported in Shibpurjust hours after the road where the incident took place was opened up to traffic.

At least 36 people have been arrested following the clashes in Shibpur area where several vehicles, including a few police vehicles, were set on fire and shops ransacked after alleged incendiary slogans and stone pelting during the religious procession.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called “rioters the enemy of the country” and said those behind the violence “will not be spared”.

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