Mathura violence: BJP workers clash with police during protest

The BJP workers took out a march from party office and attempted to gherao the building and were stopped by police following which the clash broke out.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: June 6, 2016 3:38 pm
A policeman keeps vigil near the main gate of Jawahar Bagh, Mathura, on Saturday. Oinam Anand A policeman keeps vigil near the main gate of Jawahar Bagh, Mathura, on Saturday. Oinam Anand

BJP workers on Monday clashed with police while attempting to gherao the Uttar Pradesh Assembly building in Lucknow to protest against the Jawahar Bagh incident in Mathura.

The BJP workers took out a march from party office and attempted to gherao the building and were stopped by police following which the clash broke out.

“Demonstrations were held at district headquarters across the state demanding resignation of PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav and a CBI inquiry into the Mathura violence,” BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said.

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He said a party delegation would submit a memorandum to the Governor Ram Naik later in the day.

Twenty-nine people, including two police officers, were killed during clashes between encroachers and police at Jawahar Bagh in Mathura last week.

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