Internet suspended as tension grips Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh district

Tension gripped after Block President of Hindutva Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Satveer Saharan and several got injured in a clash over the removal of people of a particular community sitting in front of the temple in Indian state Rajasthan.

An angry crowd gathered on the spot and blocked the Nohar-Rawtsar road in Nohar area of Hanumangarh district of the state.

So far, at least 35 people have been arrested. When a significant number of Hindutva VHP activists led by block president Satveer Saharan gathered in the area, members of a community sitting outside a tea stand closer to a temple, which led to clashes between the two parties.

“At least six people were hurt, including Satveer Saharan, and the situation escalated into a violent brawl,” a senior police official added. Following the event, a big crowd gathered at the scene, blocking the Nohar-Rawtsar route.

A large number of police personnel have been deployed in the area with police and district administration officials maintaining a strict vigil on the people.

Rajasthan remains on boil as violent incidents, one after another, continue to hit the state.

After Karauli, Jodhpur and Bhilwara, internet services have been suspended in Hanumangarh district following the communal tension.