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Communal clashes in Jodhpur on the day of Eid. Read all details

  • Clashes between two communities was reported on the day of Eid and on the previous night, following a dispute arising or involving flags in the Jalori Gate area, in Jodhpur.

  • Internet services were suspended in Jodhpur to stop people from spreading rumours, and the namaz for Eid was offered under police protection.

  • A three-day Parshuram Jayanti festival is also underway in Jodhpur, and religious flags put up by both communities led to a major argument that spiralled into clashes.

  • Instances of stone pelting were also reported in the area. Policemen fired tear-gas shells and used sticks on Monday night to disperse the crowd.