Videos show the crowd stone pelting and causing damage to vehicles. The police resorted to a lathi charge to disperse the crowd and to control the situation.
Information coming in that violence erupted in Delhi's Nangloi during Moharram procession. Agitated crowd resorted to stone pelting, damaged vehicles including that of police— Karn Pratap Singh (@KarnHT) July 29, 2023
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The deputy commissioner of police, Harendra Kumar Singh, said, “Around 10,000-15,000 people were carrying out ‘tazia’ processions, while some of the people from the procession turned unruly. They wanted to deviate from the routes decided by traffic police. When we tried to stop them, they started stone pelting, and in response, the police resorted to a lathi charge. Several police personnel were injured, and police vehicles were vandalized too.”
“The group was dispersed. No arrests have been made so far, and the investigation is underway,” he added.
In preparation for the Muharram procession, the Delhi Traffic Police had issued traffic advisory aimed at regulating traffic flow in central and New Delhi areas. The advisory, which came into effect from Friday night until Saturday morning, covered 32 stretches in these regions. Additionally, the traffic authorities had diverted vehicles from 16 other points in central, New Delhi, and south Delhi to facilitate the smooth movement of Tazia processions.
Muharram procession: 4 electrocuted, nine injured Jharkhand’s in Bokaro
Around four people died of electrocution when the Muharram procession touched an overhead high-tension wire in Khetko village under Petarbar police station limits in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district on Saturday morning.
The incident occurred at around 6 am, left atleast 13 persons injured.
Article source: hindustantimes.com