Tejasvi Surya detained by Rajasthan Police
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha national president and Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya was detained by the Rajasthan police while he was on the way to Karauli to meet the victims of violence. The anti-Hindu violence occurred on April 2.
Communal clashes erupted in Karauli following stone-pelting on Hindus at a bike rally passing through a Muslim-dominated area on the occasion of Nav Samvastar (Hindi New Year).
Over 30 people were injured in the violence which included arson of shops and vehicles. According to reports, the city continues to be under curfew.
According to reports, Survya was accompanied by Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia and several supporters when police stopped them at Hindaun-Mahua.
The BJP has planned to hold a protest march in Karauli calling it ‘Nyay Yatra’. BJP leaders have stated that the Congress government in Rajasthan has failed to maintain law and order in the state.
Lashing out at the Congress-led Rajasthan government for not letting them visit Karauli, Surya said that Section 144 is not in the place where he was and it was his constitutional right to go to visit the violence-hit city.
“This dictatorial govt is snatching our rights, which is why we are protesting,” he told reporters at the Mahua border.
Surya tweeted, “Karauli riots indicate clear lawlessness in Rajasthan. The deliberate attempt to disturb Ram Navami Shobha yatra & the unwillingness of Congress govt. to act against the aggressors is deplorable
@BJYM will continue to protest until culprits are brought to justice #ChaloKarauli”
Karauli riots indicate clear lawlessness in Rajasthan
The deliberate attempt to disturb Ram Navami shobha yatra & the unwillingness of congress govt. to act against the aggressors is deplorable@BJYM will continue to protest until culprits are brought to justice#ChaloKarauli
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) April 13, 2022
The Jaipur district administration had on Saturday imposed Section 144 CrPC till May 9 and suspended the gathering of crowds, protests, assemblies, and processions without prior permission in the entire rural and urban area. It has also prohibited any objectionable sloganeering and singing or demonstration of similar activities.
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