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    Gujrat Witnesses Communal Clashes On Ram Navami, 1 Dead

    Gujrat Witnesses
    Sunil Aswal
    April11/ 2022

    New Delhi: One person was killed and another one injured in a communal clash in Khambhat city of Gujarat during a procession taken out on the occasion of Ram Navami on Sunday, while Himmatnagar city in the state also witnessed violence between members of two communities during a similar event, police said. Police have arrested nine people for their alleged involvement in violence and stone-pelting during a procession on Ram Navami at Khambat, while Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) Section 144 has been imposed in Himmatnagar town of Sabarkantha following a similar incident there, officials said on Monday. The clashing groups indulged in stone pelting and arson at both the places and the police had to lob tear gas shells to bring the situation under control, officials said. While Khambhat city is located in Anand district, Himmatnagar lies in Sabarkantha district. "The body of an unidentified man, who appears to be around 65 years old, was recovered from the spot in Khambhat, where two groups pelted each other with stones after a clash broke out between them during a Ram Navami procession late this afternoon," Superintendent of Police Ajeet Rajian said. Another person was injured and a few shop cabins were set on fire by the miscreants during the incident, he said, adding that the situation was later brought under control using tear gas shells. The deceased appears to have died due to the injuries he suffered during the clash. Investigation into the incident is underway, Rajian said. Gujarat Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi called a meeting of top police officials in Gandhinagar late Sunday night over these incidents and gave necessary orders, they said. Nine people allegedly involved in the violence and stone-pelting have ...

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