PATNA: In the wake of communal violence that erupted in Sasaram and Bihar Sharif of Nalanda district during Ram Navami, Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav has taken a strong stand against the perpetrators. Yadav has said that action is being taken to identify and arrest those involved in the violence. He also condemned the attempt to create rifts between Bihar and Tamil Nadu.
Yadav has also asked Home Minister Amit Shah to clarify when Bihar will be granted special status. He further criticized the language used by some people who came from Gujarat and suggested that they may be responsible for inciting riots wherever they go.
#WATCH | Govt will take strict action… We are seeing that Bihar is being targeted continuously. Earlier an attempt was made to make Bihar fight with the people of Tamil Nadu & now these riots. We will not tolerate it: Bihar Dy CM on incidents of violence in Nalanda & Rohtas. pic.twitter.com/ip3AH52wLv— ANI (@ANI) April 5, 2023
Meanwhile, the Bihar Sharif DM Shashank Shubhankar has said that a peace rally was organized to raise awareness and restore peace in the affected areas. Internet services were suspended until April 6 to prevent the spread of rumors and misinformation.
The Bihar Police have already arrested 173 people in connection with the communal tension in both the cities, and additional security forces have been deployed to prevent further violence. It is worth noting that the riots resulted in damage to vehicles, houses, and shops, as well as numerous injuries.
In summary, the Bihar Deputy CM has taken a strong stance against communal violence, and the state government is taking measures to prevent further unrest. The situation remains tense, but the efforts of the police and administration are helping to restore peace in the affected areas.
It may be noted that communal violence broke out in both the towns on March 30 and March 31, following which vehicles, houses and shops were torched and many people were injured.