Communal tension over Ambedkar Jayanti procession

Procession of Ambedkar Jayanti was being carried out through a Muslim dominated area when firing erupted and stones were pecked on the group which consisted of BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma and his younger brother. Around 12 were injured in the clash. It was alleged that the procession was never successfully carried out in the area and the Muslim people break out every year. The group was not given permission to carry out the procession in that area allegedly. Both public and private vehicles were damaged during the clash. People attacked the house of Senior superintendent of police.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 12 Identity of victim Dalit_Bahujan (SC-OBC)
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed Yes
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Details of the FIR

FIR was filed against BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal Singh for carrying the procession through communally sensitive area without permission. Another FIR for communal clash was also registered.

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :The police did not give permission to carry out procession through a communally sensitive area and failed when clashes among the two group arose. Two FIRs were registered, one for attacking the house of SSP and another for Current status Not known
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: April 20, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious infrastructure/Festivals/worship
  • Breaking vehicles
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Denial of access to public spaces/institutions
  • Physical assault
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Celebration of Festivals
  • No. of People Injured 12
    Name of the victim : Unknown
    Name of Perpetrator Unknown
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Saharanpur
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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