During today's Ram Navami celebrations in Howrah, West Bengal, fights between two groups resulted in the burning of several vehicles and the throwing stones. Soon after a Ram Navami procession passed through the region, the violence started. Images showed several burning automobiles and a large police presence, including riot control personnel. The videos also showed a police van and a car with broken glasses.
Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, referred to the rioters as the nation's enemy while on a two-day sit-in protest in Kolkata against the policies of the Centre. Be careful what you do, she said.
On Monday, the BJP criticized the Trinamool Congress for planning protests for the 30th of March, the Ram Navami festivities. According to Suvendhu Adhikari, the BJP's political leader in the state assembly, those who adhere to the Sanatan tradition would commemorate Ram's birth anniversary. He claimed she made up bogus claims to announce protests on that day rather than declare a holiday.
In the morning, Mamata Banerjee asked followers to conduct peaceful processions.
If there are any processions today for Ram Navami, they are done peacefully. Celebrate without violence and in a peaceful manner. On the second day off by her party-organized dharna,
Ms. Banerjee urged the crowd not to be provoked from the podium.
The leader of the Trinamool party started her demonstration yesterday in front of Dr. BR Ambedkar's statue in the Red Road neighborhood of the capital city of Bengal to protest
She claims the Center's "stoppage" of funding for the state's MGNREGA and other housing and road department programs.
Except for a few reports of violence from various parts of the nation, the day was otherwise peaceful. According to the police, they destroyed some vehicles Thursday in the Fatehpura neighborhood of Vadodara, Gujarat. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Yashpal Jaganiya, sustained no injuries in the event, and police protected the parade as it followed its intended path.
During a heated altercation between two groups last night in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, a police team was attacked, and several of their vehicles were set on fire. The conflict, now known as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar, started as a disagreement between two factions and quickly escalated. The incident occurred in Kiradpura, which is home to a well-known Ram temple, according to Police Commissioner Nikhil Gupta.
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