A large group of kanwariyas have been attacked in Malpura, about 90 km from Jaipur in Rajasthan. More than 50 people have been badly injured. As reported, a Muslim mob appears to have attacked the kanwariyas with stones and sticks in a pre-planned manner. At the same time, people attacked two buses, after which many people suffered head injuries. About 10 seriously injured people have been admitted to the Government Hospital at Malpura.
The violent mob also torched a scorpio car. After this incident, the atmosphere of the entire area has deteriorated. SP Yogesh Dadhich has reached the spot with heavy police force and RAC to control the situation.
The kanwariyas were going towards Jaipur via Todara Singh road in Malpura, when some people attacked them. Locals say that some fanatics attacked the Kanwariyas in a pre-planned manner. People are demanding action against the accused immediately. Mob violence & vandalism has been reported even after Section 144 was applied on the area.
It is said that a 2000-strong Muslim mob has gathered at the Malpura truck stand and some people are also sending provocative messages on Whatsapp that may worsen the scenario.
This comes after several other incidents of attacks on kanwariyas were reported in the past few days. Such attacks on Hindu festival processions is a routine occurrence in almost all parts of the country.
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