Hindu activists set Muslims’ houses, shops ablaze in Rajasthan

KARAULI: Some Hindu activists set the houses, shops and other properties of Muslims in flames in Karauli city of the Indian state of Rajhasthan, The News reported citing international media.

The anti-Muslim violence broke out following a bike rally by Hindu extremist groups to celebrate the start of new Hindu year in a Muslim-dominated locality in Karauli. The rally participants shouted provocative slogans and played Hindutva songs inciting violence against Muslims.

Moreover, the participants even pelted stones on the houses in the locality, later burning the shops and vehicles of the residents to the ground.

As many as 35 people were injured in the clashes, local police said.

After the incident, the authorities declared curfew in the area from 6:30pm on April 2 to 12am on April 4 and suspended the internet service. Meanwhile, 46 people were arrested and seven others were detained for interrogation following the incident.

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