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Protest against violence during Ram Navami festival in Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Scores of members of some social organisations and student outfits today staged a demonstration near the Bhawan here against incidents of violence during Ram festival in the state.

The protesters were stopped by police from marching to the Bhawan on Kautilya Marg in Chanakyapuri area.

The protesters slammed the BJP and the ruling alliance headed by in for the communal violence and charged that they were trying to fan "communal tension" for political gains.

Former Rajya Sabha alleged that communal feelings were being stoked by the ruling party ahead of the in 2019.

"But people understand the ploy and are ready to throw away them as they have failed to fulfil the promises made in 2014," Anwar said.

witnessed a spurt in communal clashes of late. On March 17, violence had broken out in Bhagalpur, during a religious procession.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 05 2018. 20:25 IST
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