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Jharkhand: Curfew in Lohardaga after stone pelting on VHP’s pro-CAA rally

Curfew was imposed in Lohardaga district of Jharkhand on Friday, a day after violence during a rally in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Schools and colleges in Lohardaga have been closed for two days. Lohardaga District Collector Akanksha Ranjan told sources about the situation in the district was under control on Friday. The violence […]

Jharkhand: Curfew in Lohardaga after stone pelting on VHP’s pro-CAA rally
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Curfew was imposed in Lohardaga district of Jharkhand on Friday, a day after violence during a rally in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Schools and colleges in Lohardaga have been closed for two days. Lohardaga District Collector Akanksha Ranjan told sources about the situation in the district was under control on Friday.

The violence erupted after stones were hurled at a rally taken out in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act on Thursday, police said. The incident happened when the rally, taken out by some Hindutva outfits, including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, reached the Amlatoli Chowk area, they said.

Sources reported several policemen and participants of the pro-CAA rally were injured. Shops and vehicles were set ablaze during the violence. Senior district administration and police officials had rushed to the spot, while a large contingent of police was also deployed.

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