Clashes starts over offering offering Namaz

At least 15 people were injured in a communal clash in Hailakandi district in Assam on Friday, NorthEast Now reported. The local administration imposed a curfew soon after the clash. Three police constables were among those injured. Several shops and motorbikes were also damaged. Prohibitory orders were imposed in Hailakandi town in Assam on Friday following a communal clash that left 15 people injured. Of those injured, the condition of three is stated to be critical, officials said, adding more than 15 vehicles were damaged and 12 shops vandalized in different parts of the town. Mohneesh Mishra, Hailakandi’s police chief, told Scroll.in that the clashes began when a group of Muslim men assembled on a public road in the town and said they will offer prayers on the street. “The other group tried to stop [them] and that led to an argument,” said Mishra, while adding that heavy security had been deployed in the area. "An emergency has arisen, necessitating immediate action to ensure the speedy resumption of public order and tranquillity. Therefore, considering the above facts and circumstances, section 144 of the CrPC (has been imposed) along with orders that nobody without a special permit can go about in public or leave their house within the limits of Hailakandi town with effect from 1:00 pm of 10th May 2019," the order signed by District Magistrate Keerthi Jalli read.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 10 Identity of victim Hindu
Number of victims 15 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Market perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Other Was cross FIR filed 0
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Date of incident: May 08, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Causal factors
  • Create Communal Riots / Clash
  • Number of people Killed 1
    No. of People Injured 15
    Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator 5
    State Assam
    District/City Hailakandi
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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