On 29th September 2023, an incident of stone-pelting and arson occurred during a Shaurya Yatra organised by Hindu organisations in the Selamba area of Gujarat’s Narmada district. As the yatra procession was passing through, fanatics reportedly rushed in and began hurling stones. Simultaneously, arson also took place wherein a few shops were torched.
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The Shaurya Jagran Yatra, which was organised by the Bajrang Dal, commenced in Kuida village. It was supposed to be completed in Selamba. While the yatra was in progress through Selamba, an episode transpired where stones were thrown at the procession in an area predominantly inhabited by Muslims. Video footage of the incident has emerged, capturing the sight of a mob of fanatics pelting stones at the Shaurya Yatra. Notably, one of the videos depicts stones being hurled from the vicinity of a mosque.
As soon as the Shaurya Yatra came under attack, police teams rapidly arrived at the scene to take control of the situation. In response to the stone pelting, teargas shells were reportedly used by police. Additionally, it was noted that some shops were set ablaze during the incident.
At present, teams from the Narmada Local Crime Branch (LCB) and Special Operations Group (SOG) have been deployed in Selamba, and police officers, including the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DYSP), have also reached the spot. It is being reported that there is peace prevailing currently, and a substantial police deployment has been established in the area.
Source : OpIndia