Police arrest 36 after clashes at religious procession in eastern India

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At slightest 36 radical person been arrested successful the eastbound Indian authorities of West Bengal aft convulsive clashes disrupted a spiritual procession, a elder authorities constabulary authoritative said connected Friday.

A fewer vehicles were acceptable ablaze and immoderate shops were ransacked connected Thursday arsenic warring groups threw stones astatine each different successful a neighbourhood of the concern metropolis of Howrah earlier constabulary and information forces secured the area, the authoritative said.

Skirmishes continued connected Friday successful Howrah's Shibpur district, wherever Hindus and Muslims person lived unneurotic for generations, said the official, who declined to beryllium named due to the fact that helium was not authorised to talk to media.

Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal's main minister, said the clashes began aft a procession celebrating the Hindu festival of Ram Navami connected Thursday diverted from its way to an unauthorised area.

The elder constabulary authoritative said stones were hurled astatine the procession arsenic it passed done Shibpur.

Banerjee said determination were lapses connected the portion of the constabulary and beardown enactment would beryllium taken successful the matter.

State constabulary did not instantly respond to a petition for comment.

Suvendu Adhikari, a person of the absorption Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state, said astatine slightest 10 enactment workers had been injured successful the clashes and that constabulary had stood by arsenic "spectators" during the violence.

Meanwhile, successful Vadodara city, successful the occidental Indian authorities of Gujarat, constabulary arrested 22 radical connected Friday for rioting and chromatic pelting during a Ram Navami procession connected Thursday. Six constabulary unit and 5 different radical were injured successful the violence, constabulary said.

"A ample mob resorted to chromatic pelting and damaged nationalist property, including immoderate vehicles successful the Fatehpura country of the city," M.L. Ninama, associated commissioner of Vadodara police, told Reuters.

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