Tense calm prevails in four Indian states after two days of communal riot

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Dozens of radical held aft communal clashes erupted successful Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, sidesplitting two

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Tense calm prevailed connected Saturday aft 2 days of communal unit successful 4 Indian states that began during Hindu spiritual festivities, successful which astatine slightest 2 radical were killed, according to section media reports

Several dozens of radical were arrested aft communal clashes erupted successful the states of Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Gujarat connected Thursday and Friday during the Hindu festival of Ram Navmi which commemorates the commencement of the Hindu deity Rama.

Deaths were reported successful West Bengal and Maharashtra, arsenic respective injuries were reported successful different states.

The bulk of these incidents occurred portion Hindu groups were marching done Muslim-majority areas shouting slogans.

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In Howrah metropolis successful the eastbound authorities of West Bengal, unit broke retired betwixt 2 groups connected Thursday night, arsenic the Ram Navami procession passed done number assemblage areas.

Several vehicles were acceptable connected occurrence and shops were attacked, resulting successful galore injuries during the sporadic clashes betwixt the 2 groups that lasted until Friday.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee blamed the right-wing Hindu nationalist ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for orchestrating the communal agitation and targeting 1 “minority community” with the enactment of "goons," India Today reported.

“They are the enemies of the radical of the country,” she was quoted arsenic saying by the daily.

She claimed that “they (the attackers) were hired by the BJP and were carrying guns and petrol bombs. They archetypal attacked radical from the number communities.”

However, Suvendu Adhikari, a elder BJP leader, accused the constabulary of being a "silent spectator."

According to the media outlet, BJP authorities president Sukanta Majumdar claimed that the unit was "orchestrated" by Mamata Banerjee successful bid to "retain her Muslim votes."

On Saturday, Howrah Commissioner of Police Praveen Tripathi told a quality league that 38 radical person been arrested for convulsive clashes successful the city.

In different eastbound state, Bihar, constabulary arrested 45 radical for arson and violence.

Over 100 much were besides arrested successful antithetic states for their alleged links with the convulsive incidents.

India besides witnessed wide communal clashes during past year's Ram Navami celebrations.

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