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Why is there ruckus in Kolhapur and Ahmednagar, what is the reason behind violence in two districts of Maharashtra?

Pankaj Prasad
Kolhapur violence
Kolhapur violence

In Maharashtra's Kolhapur on Tuesday, some youths posted on social media in support of Aurangzeb.

There is tension in two districts regarding Aurangzeb in Maharashtra. The first incident took place in Kolhapur where on Tuesday some youths posted on social media in support of Aurangzeb. During a protest called against this on Wednesday, the protesters clashed with the police. Earlier on Tuesday, the incident of stone pelting came to light in Ahmednagar. A demonstration was organized here against a rally in support of Aurangzeb.

Let us know what happened in Kolhapur and Ahmednagar? What is the reason for the violence? What is the government and police administration doing to control the situation? Is there politics in this too?

First know about the Kolhapur incident

In Maharashtra's Kolhapur on Tuesday, some youths posted on social media in support of Aurangzeb. There was a protest against this on Wednesday. During this, the police tried to remove the protesters. Police resorted to lathi charge to control the crowd in which several people were injured.

Kolhapur Superintendent of Police Mahendra Pandit said some organizations had called for the Kolhapur bandh and members of these organizations gathered at Shivaji Chowk on Wednesday. After their demonstration ended, the crowd began to disperse, but some miscreants started pelting stones, forcing the police to use force. So far 21 people have been detained in this case. At the same time, five people have been detained for posting objectionable posts.

Why there was ruckus in Ahmednagar?

Before Kolhapur, a similar incident of stone pelting took place in Ahmednagar on Tuesday. Two people were injured in the stone-pelting, along with which many vehicles were also damaged. A rally was organized by right-wing organizations on the outskirts of the city. After this some anti-social elements pelted stones. Ahmednagar SP Rakesh Ola told that the rally was over at 12 noon. While people were going back after the rally, anti-social elements started pelting stones at Samanpur village, five km from Sangamner town.

Along with two people, two-three vehicles were also damaged in the attack. As soon as the information about stone pelting was received, a heavy police force also reached the spot. Police force has been deployed in the area due to tension. SP Ola told that there is peace in the area at present. Action will be taken against the accused.

Aurangzeb's poster was waved in the procession

A procession was taken out at Fakirwada in Ahmednagar at 9 am on Sunday. Songs were being played in the procession, on which people were dancing. In this procession, four people were carrying posters of Aurangzeb. A case has been registered against all four of them for inciting religious sentiments and inciting violence.

What did the leaders say about the violence in both the cities?

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said that it is the responsibility of the government to maintain law and order in the state. The Home Department and the Minister are in touch with the authorities and I am also in touch with the authorities. Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said that there is no amnesty in Maharashtra for those who praise Aurangzeb. Police is also taking action.

NCP leader Jayant Patil said that the state government should take strict action on law and order. At the same time, Shiv Sena (UBT) MLC Ambadas Danve said that in such cases the government only makes tall claims but fails to take action.