Clash, stone pelting in Maharashtra's Kolhapur over Tipu Sultan's image, curfew imposed | Video
Clash broke out between two groups in Maharashtra's Kolhapur on Wednesday
A curfew was imposed in Maharashtra's Kolhapur after a clash broke out between two groups on Wednesday over the use of Tipu Sultan's image along with allegedly and “objectionable" audio message on social media by some “locals". Stone pelting has also been reported between the two groups in Kolhapur of Maharashtra.
A group of right-wing activists held a protest on Tuesday demanding action against those who allegedly put the image of the 18th-century Mysore ruler along with an offensive dialogue on their social media profiles.
Police pacified them and told them to return. Police also told the protesters that they had booked some people in that connection, the official said.
However, the protesters again hit the streets on Wednesday. “Some organisations had called for a Kolhapur bandh and the members of these organisations gathered at Shivaji Chowk today.
After their demonstration ended, the crowd began to disperse but some miscreants started pelting stones, forcing police to use force against these people to disperse them," said Kolhapur Superintendent of Police Mahendra Pandit.
The SP said they appealed to the agitators to maintain peace and withdraw the agitation. Dipak Kesarkar, the guardian minister, said that action has been taken against those who had used Tipu Sultarn’s image along with an objectionable audio message.
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