Besides forming a three-member fact-finding committee to probe Karauli violence, the Rajasthan government has also extended the curfew till April 7. Earlier, it was till April 4.
Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure was imposed in the Karauli district from 6:30 pm on April 2 till 12 am on April 4. The internet services were shut down.
However, the state govt has extended the curfew till April 7 in view of the law and order situation.
“As the present circumstances are not normal for the law and order situation. In such a situation, curfew is extended till April 7 midnight,” an order issued by Karauli District Collector Rajendra Shekhawat stated.
The administration has made arrangements for class 10 and 12 examinations, allowing students to reach their exam centres after showing their admit cards.
“Relaxation in curfew was given for two hours on Monday for purchase of essential items. Central and Rajasthan government offices and courts remained open and employees could reach their offices after showing ID cards,” DC Shekhawat said.
What’s Happening In Karauli?
On Saturday, a motorbike rally was passing through a Muslim-dominated area while chanting slogans. They were celebrating Nav Samvatsar (Hindu New Year). The incidents of stone-pelting were reported and then several shops and vehicles were set on fire.
Muslims are being blamed on social media by #Hindutva trolls for the violence in Rajasthan but what is happening there can be seen in this video. Heavily armed Hindu militants chanting Jai Shree Ram in Muslim locality and provoking Muslims#Karauli
— Explosive Exposure🗨️🇷🇺🇺🇦 (@ShortURL2021) April 3, 2022
— NEO (Only Truth) (@Infinity_Tarun) April 2, 2022
More the 40 houses belonging to Muslims have been burned to ashes by hordes of Nazi-inspired Hindutva militants in #Rajasthan, #India. The Indian media which is giving non-stop coverage of Pakistan's political situation is maintaining a deafening silence over events in #Karauli. pic.twitter.com/DXowdQNgu7
— AEROSINT Division PSF (@PSFAERO) April 4, 2022
Over 36 people have been injured in the violence. Over 36 shops and 70 motorcycles were set on fire.
A New #KashmirFiles Begins in Rajasthan #Karauli …What Shame that India was Hindu land but Hindu don't allow to celebrate there won Festivals in India…It's happened when we all are in Majority…think whatever happens after we become a Minority.. pic.twitter.com/G1xj8k0mvd
— BALVEER SINGH (@BALVEER81666561) April 3, 2022
Rajasthan police have arrested 46 people and detained seven others for interrogation.
The rally was taken out by right-wing organizations, including the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bajrang Dal, the police said.
“After stone pelting took place during the procession in Futa Kot area Main Bazaar Karauli on Saturday, the police acted promptly and arrested 46 people and detained seven people for interrogation,” Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Bharatpur Range, Prasanna Kumar Khamesra said.
He added, “13 accused have been arrested in connection with the incident in the case registered at Police Station Karauli and 33 people have been arrested for violating curfew order. 7 people have been detained for questioning. A total of 21 two-wheelers and four-wheelers were also seized by the police.”
Main KHAKI Hoon (I’m Khaki)
Amid all this turmoil, a picture of a brave policeman rushing through the flames, holding a child in his arms and close to the chest is getting viral. The incident is from Karauli, Rajasthan. He has now been promoted to Head Constable.
Constable Netresh Sharma saved the lives of 4 people including an infant during Karauli violence in Rajasthan.
He is now promoted as Head Constable.
No 'Pulitzer Prize' for this photographer? pic.twitter.com/86YSKgqgTv
— Vittal S Kumbar 🇮🇳 (@VTLstrokes) April 5, 2022
31-year-old Netresh Sharma, who is posted at Karauli police station, got praise all over the internet after his picture went viral.
“Two bangle shops were also burning at Futakot. A house next to the shop was seen engulfed in flames from all sides. The cry of two women and a child was coming from the house. The child was crying loudly. The woman was shouting someone save my child. When I heard this sound, I saw women surrounded by fire. I ran there and covered the child with a cloth. Told the women, I am running out with the child in my lap, you should also run after me. Taking the child in my arms, I came out of the flames. Both women also ran after me. The lives of all three were saved safely. After this, left them in a safe place away from the house. The women thanked for this,” Netresh said.