Nupur Sharma’s controversial remark on Prophet: 2 killed in Ranchi protests

Ranchi (Jharkhand): Protests turned violent against suspended Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal for allegedly making controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi, in which two people died during the protest. happened. “Two of the injured, who were brought to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) following the violence in Ranchi, succumbed to their injuries, RIMS officials confirmed,” ANI reported.

Earlier, describing the people of Jharkhand as “very sensitive and tolerant”, Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday appealed to the people to maintain harmony and refrain from participating in any activity that leads to crime in the state. Regarding this worrying (protest) incident… the people of Jharkhand have always been very sensitive and tolerant… there is no need to panic. I appeal to everyone to maintain harmony and refrain from participating in any activity that may lead to more such crimes,” he said while addressing media persons after curfew was imposed in Ranchi after the protest.

The Ranchi administration had imposed curfew in the city, appealing to the people to stay in their homes. The protest had turned violent after incidents of stone pelting and several vehicles set on fire and vandalized. Many people have suffered injuries in the violent protests.

After various Gulf countries expressed displeasure against the controversial remarks against the Prophet, the country is witnessing protests in various states including Punjab, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Significantly, after Nupur Sharma’s remarks against minorities, a controversy had arisen. Some Gulf countries also registered their protest. However, India on Thursday reiterated that the controversial remarks about Prophet Mohammad did not reflect the views of the government and said that action has been taken by the relevant quarters against the remarks. Addressing a media briefing on Thursday, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “We have made it clear that the tweets and comments do not reflect the views of the government. This has been conveyed to our interlocutors as well and the fact Also that action has been taken by the quarters concerned against the commenters and tweeters.”

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