Indian police arrest 14 in New Delhi after communal violence | News

Police made the arrests in reference to violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims throughout a non secular procession.

Indian police have arrested 14 individuals in reference to the violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims throughout a Hindu non secular procession within the nation’s capital New Delhi on Saturday.

Six law enforcement officials and several other others had been injured throughout scuffles that marred the procession at a pageant in Jahangirpuri, a suburb of New Delhi.

“Remaining rioters are being recognized for strict authorized motion,” the police added in a tweet on Sunday.

There have been no reported deaths from the incident.

In latest weeks, non secular clashes have damaged out between the bulk Hindu and minority Muslim communities throughout non secular processions in a number of elements of the nation.

The rule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party has emboldened hardline non secular teams in recent times to take up causes that they are saying defend the Hindu religion, though his celebration has denied any rise in communal tensions throughout Modi’s reign.

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi mentioned in an interview printed on Sunday that intolerance amongst non secular communities was not worsening, as he performed down latest incidents.

“Fringe components, who’re unable to digest the peace and prosperity within the nation, attempt to defame India’s inclusive tradition and dedication,” he informed The Financial Instances newspaper.

He added that it was not the federal government’s job to dictate dietary practices to the individuals, after college college students in New Delhi not too long ago clashed on campus over the serving of non-vegetarian meals within the canteen throughout every week that Hindus contemplate auspicious.

“Each citizen has freedom within the nation to eat meals of their alternative,” Naqvi mentioned.