Vadodara: 40 Arrested in communal clashes, Riot Police vigilant

Vadodara: 40 held in communal clashes
Vadodara, Sept 29: Close to 40 people have been arrested in the communal clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Vadodara of Gujarat. Following this, the police has suspended mobile Internet and text messaging services. Police officials said that both the communities pelted stones on each other and set vehicles on fire after continuous tension for three days.

While no major incident has been reported since Saturday, a team of paramilitary forces have been deployed. SEnior police officials say that the violence is restricted to a certain few places in Vadodara and that police camps have been established there.

Mr Nanda, additional chief secretary for the home ministry said,"The number is likely to increase as combing operations are still on." The ban on telephones will be there till September 30 so that the tension does not spread. Tensions have been mounting since Thursday after controversial photos started circulating on social media inciting communal tensions.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won the Vadodara seat in the Lok Sabha elections but chose to represent Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, will be meeting the US President Barack Obama.

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