Communal Violence in Bijapur during BJP’s Victory Rally in Karnataka

BeyondHeadlines News Desk

Communal clashes broke out during a Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) rally organized on 26 May to celebrate victory of Narendra Modi in Bijapur, Karnataka. Tension prevailed in the area when people from different communities clashed, police said.

Following the clash, the district administration of Bijapur implemented ban orders for three days from Monday evening under section 144, according to police sources.

BJP workers in the procession allegedly attempted to smear pink color powder (gulal) on people present at the city’s vegetable market. The procession was led by ex-Union Minister Basavannagouda Patil Yatnal.

As many as 12 persons got injured in the clash, while other properties such as motor vehicles and a car were damaged during the violence.

District-in-charge Minister M B Patil was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying that he urged people to maintain peace and ignore any rumors.

Further, he said he instructed police officials to take action against perpetrators of the violence that broke out in Bijapur.

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