Amit Shah cancels visit to Bihar’s Sasaram after communal clashes
Patna (Bihar), April 1: The visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Sasaram in Bihar's Rohtas district has been cancelled because of the enactment of Section 144 following clashes in the district.
"Union Home minister Amit Shah was supposed to come to Sasaram for an event. As the Bihar government imposed Section 144 we have to cancel the event. How can we hold an event like this?" state Bharatiya Janata Party chief Samrat Chaudhary said.
Section 144 was imposed in the town on March 31 due to violence between two factions during Ram Navami celebrations.
According to Bihar Police, the situation in Sasaram and Biharsharif in Nalanda district is "completely normal and under control."
After identifying anti-social elements, police claimed 27 people were arrested in Nalanda and 18 in Sasaram in connection with the event.
"The situation in Biharsharif of Nalanda and Sasaram of Rohtas is completely normal and under control. Two FIRs have been registered in Nalanda and Rohtas and 27 and 18 people have been arrested respectively identifying anti-social elements," Bihar Police said on Twitter.
According to the police, adequate security has been deployed in the districts, and senior authorities have also been camping in the violence-hit area.
"Ram Navami processions have been completed in Bihar Sharif and Sasaram. An adequate number of force and magistrate's deputation is going on at both places. Senior officials are camping at the spot," the Bihar police said.
Social media platforms are also being monitored to avoid the spread of controversial or false information.
Authorities urged the public not to trust rumours and asked for their help in maintaining law and order.
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