Gujarat: Communal clashes in Vadodara, tear gas shells hurled at mob

According to eye witnesses, stone pelting ensued after a brick was hurled at a Tazia procession undertaken by local Muslims near Koyali Faliya area of Fatehpura in the walled city.

By: Express News Service | Vadodara | Published:October 3, 2016 7:51 am
Gujarat, Communal clashes, Vadodara, Navratri celebrations, Muharram rituals, muslims, hindus, Tazia procession, india news, indian express, indian express news Several units of the city police also rushed to the site to calm the situation. (Source: Express photo)

The communally sensitive old city area of Vadodara witnessed a breach of peace, late on Sunday after two communities reportedly clashed during the coinciding Navratri celebrations and Muharram rituals. According to eye witnesses, stone pelting ensued after a brick was hurled at a Tazia procession undertaken by local Muslims near Koyali Faliya area of Fatehpura in the walled city. Soon, groups from both communities came face to face and attacked each other.

Several units of the city police also rushed to the site to calm the situation. A senior officer said, “The incident occurred after 10:30 pm when a Tazia procession was passing close to a Hindu neighbourhood. Locals claim that a miscreant hurled a brick at the procession and the misunderstanding led to a clash. However, due to prompt police action and heavy rains simultaneously, the crowds dispersed and the situation was brought under control.”

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Commissioner of Police, E Radhakrishana, said, “We have learnt that the spontaneous stone pelting began when a Tazia procession was passing through the area. We are examining if this procession had sought police permission. If not, they will be booked for violating notifications. The city is peaceful as the police has brought the situation under control. It was not an adverse incident but a minor clash. We are analyzing the CCTV footage to identify the miscreants.”

Gujarat, Communal clashes, Vadodara, Navratri celebrations, Muharram rituals, muslims, hindus, Tazia procession, india news, indian express, indian express news According to officers, close to a dozen tear gas shells were lobbed near Adania Pul to disperse warring mobs. (Source: Express photo)

According to officers, close to a dozen tear gas shells were lobbed near Adania Pul to disperse warring mobs. Later, an incident of stone pelting was also reported from Yakutpura. Senior police officials said that while the whole area has been cordoned off to prevent any escalation of tension, investigation has been started about the cause of the first clash on Sunday.

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    Dolly
    Oct 3, 2016 at 4:19 am
    Chootiya Hindus have been killing muslims all over India
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      Jay
      Oct 3, 2016 at 3:39 am
      Why is that the sensitive areas are always Muslim majority walled old areas and almost all riots happens in these areas? Is it because Islam has been hijakced by jihadi Muslim mullah who preach hate against Hindus?
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        IslamForFools
        Oct 3, 2016 at 4:42 am
        Muslims killing non Muslims everywhere
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          David
          Oct 3, 2016 at 5:05 am
          May be a cut mullah who was hiding in a mosque?
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            SubbuI
            Oct 3, 2016 at 10:18 am
            Now we can expect MORE EMOTIONAL DEVOLPEMENTS IN MODI SARKARlt;br/gt;One Surgical strike-ABKIBAR DESH HI SATYANAAZ-HAR HAR MODI-GHAR GHAR MODI.
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              SubbuI
              Oct 3, 2016 at 10:08 am
              THE SO MUCH PUBLISIZED AND CHEST THUMBED SURGICAL STRIKE AND THE SUBSIQUENT PUBLICITY AND JINGOISTIC DEBATES AND WAR MONGERING BY SHAMLESS PRESSUTES AND TV CHANNELS . RESULTING OVER HYPER NATIONALIST AND SOLE PATRIOTICTS STARTED GETTING ANTI MINORITY AND SUCH COMMUNAL RIOTS ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR MORE IF MODI GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CONTROL THESE GOONS. INSTEAD THE FANATIC COMMENTS.BY MODI BAKTHS AND BJP IT CELL PAID TROLLERS CONTINUE TO INSTIGATE SUCH ELEMENTS.
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                Abbiya
                Oct 3, 2016 at 4:28 am
                Every one important for this country. .if Hindu extremists people thinking. central and state BJP government.don't be underestimate indian citizens. .
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                  Bhaskaran
                  Oct 3, 2016 at 7:45 am
                  @Kim Sharma, well said. Truth is truth. If King is naked, have courage to tell that.
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                    gajanand
                    Oct 3, 2016 at 11:38 am
                    Don't compel Modi to launch surgical / gynaecological strikes on communal rogues either in Gujarat or in Kashmir.
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                      Kim Sharma
                      Oct 3, 2016 at 6:15 am
                      Unfortunately, there is no end to the depressing or negative stories in these last couple of years. We talk about communal violence, war, protests, contagious diseases all around. The debate will soon veer to whether Narendra Modi will leave a pathetic legacy or at least a mediocre one. (Let's be realistic). Now, after two-and-a-half years it is clear there are no good times when Modi is at the helm. We are good at blaming the previous governments and their leaders or even the AAptards. There is some truth in what our rivals have been telling. On the ground there are no results that match the high-pitched campaigns or schemes of high b value. Even a typical govt move or action is being termed a historic one. One more school or road or any increase in tax collection is being bandied about as unprecedented. That lt;br/gt;shows the pettiness and desperation of our leaders.lt;br/gt;Even months back, sickular kongressis were charging that economy is in doldrums. True, several economic indicators don't shed a positive light on the govt, despite a lt;br/gt;few initiatives that has high b value, at least. Latest employment survey is proof that initiatives like Make in India are a flop. Ignore the economy. The country lt;br/gt;is literally sick. Diseases all over. There is no end to depressing events as Modi rules. His rule has become a joke and he a bluffmaster. Modi can't do anything lt;br/gt;enduring, except building toilets (Good job). Otherwise, Modi flattered to deceive. Petty people for whom Indian history commenced in 2014 May, any petty act of the Modi govt gives goosebumps.lt;br/gt;Surgical strike won't happen every day and Modi would be judged by concrete results rather than well-bed schemes or initiatives across multiple fronts. Let us lt;br/gt;accept that the PoK attack is the sole good thing of the Modi govt that will have a result -- revenge attacks, war, or fewer infiltration across the JandK border - if lt;br/gt;we are fortunate. The PM was desperate to conduct the army operation as it was the perfect move to cover the failures of the government. As the saying goes, a war or lt;br/gt;similar act is the last resort of the incompetent. Modi has risked a war because of his folly and arrogance. Even Atalji endangered the country like Modi and made the lt;br/gt;world jittery about the prospects of a nuclear war. As our Hindu ego is swelled up by the new dispensation in Delhi, we can't realise the dangers or the follies of our lt;br/gt;Delhi leaders. Carried away by empty rhetorics and hate-mongering all around, even by pressutes, we speak about surgical strikes or a likely war as if it would be a lt;br/gt;Indo-Pak cricket match in Sharjah or elsewhere.lt;br/gt;Latest attack in Baramula (after the surgery), Uri or a Pathankot...,the unrest in Kashmir or unprecedented Chinese incursions on the border-- even at the Uttarakhand frontier-- is the legacy of our leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The latest protests in Maharashtra and the violence in Karnataka (true it's a non-BJP govt) also point that days are indeed bad. No doubt about it. Modi might have failed to check cross-border infiltration or save the lives of our jawans or even bolster the rupee even after two years. Namo may not be able to resolve the Kashmir issue or even take the initiative to resolve some sensitive issues like those on sharing river water. Namo messed up Kashmir too as the latest, unprecedented, unending unrest there proves.
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                        mast kalandar
                        Oct 3, 2016 at 8:39 am
                        dolly ??? are you a **cer kum sized** kunnt?
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                          mayank
                          Oct 3, 2016 at 4:03 am
                          Who threw the brick ?
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                            M. AHMAD
                            Oct 3, 2016 at 8:00 am
                            THEY WILL BE BOOKED IF PERMISSION IS NOT TAKEN AND WHAT THIS COMPETENT OFFICER DO TO THOSE WHO HAD THROWN BRICKS ON PROCESSION AND INSTIGATE COMMUNAL VIOLENCE..
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                              Prasenjit
                              Oct 3, 2016 at 7:17 am
                              Did you even read the entire text before making that ''enlightened'' comment?
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                                SmartGuy
                                Oct 3, 2016 at 10:37 am
                                Bhakt spotted. LOL
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                                  sahil
                                  Oct 3, 2016 at 5:51 am
                                  easiest way for RSS to win UP elections create riots
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                                    Sawan
                                    Oct 3, 2016 at 6:18 pm
                                    BJP became a Political force only after Babri Masjid agitation and it's subsequent demolition. Modi's fortune shone only after Gujarat 2002 riots. BJP won landslide victory in UP LS 2014 after large scale violence in Muzaffarnagar. BJP won am after communal tension perked up 5 times in the run up to the elections. BJP lost Bihar and Delhi. No large scale violence could happen. Even predominantly Hindu state Haryana saw communal incidents happen after a very long time before the run up to the elections. War and riots are proven and potent disruptive tools to emotionally influence the electorate across mankind.
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                                      sanjay
                                      Oct 3, 2016 at 4:30 am
                                      Probably some chaddi
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                                        Syed Syed
                                        Oct 3, 2016 at 11:53 am
                                        It seems election for Gujrat embly is approaching.
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                                          Sanjeev
                                          Oct 3, 2016 at 1:11 pm
                                          One does not need a super IQ to see where will India be left at the end of tenure of Modi - - Widespread Hatred - Damaged foreign relations - Fractured social harmony - A dented Economy - Politicized Educational Insutes.
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                                            V.V.Chandrasekaran
                                            Oct 3, 2016 at 6:10 am
                                            Nearing elections there will be more such incidents.When development agenda is not useful emotional agenda will be in place.
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