- Kanwariyas were attacked by people of ‘special community’
- The Kanwariyas who were returning after performing Jalabhishek were beaten up
- After the incident all the accused absconded from the village
UP News: In Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun, 11 people have been arrested by the police today for allegedly assaulting some people carrying Kanwar. The incident took place in Dugaon village of Wazirganj police station area on Monday evening, when the Kanwariyas were returning from Bareilly, when people of a particular community objected to the song being played on the speaker. During this, the Kanvidis were allegedly beaten up.
Superintendent of Police OP Singh said that taking cognizance of the incident, the police have arrested 11 people, including village head Rihan and former village head Babu Khan. The police arrested the accused after registering an FIR under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Dirty water was thrown on Kanwariyas in Bareilly
Earlier, a batch of hundreds of kanwariyas were being slaughtered from Lakhaura village in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. As soon as the group of Kanwariyas reached village Parganwa, people of other community blocked their way. People started protesting against DJ playing by Kanwariyas. It is being told that during this time people from other communities also poured dirty water from the roof on the Kanwariyas, and also beat up a Kanwariya. The Kavadis created a ruckus over this matter and demanded action.
In this case, the police have arrested six people by registering an FIR. Police said that a group of Kanwariyas from Lakhaura village under Kikant police station area was leaving Pargwan village on Friday. Some people from other communities in the village objected to the DJ playing and at the same time someone threw water from the terrace on the group of Kanwariyas, after which a dispute ensued.
On the information of the uproar, the police and administration officials reached the spot and sent the kanwariyas after explaining them. Superintendent of Police (city) Ravindra Kumar said that there was a dispute regarding playing of DJ. There is also an allegation of throwing water on the Kanwariyas. Six people have been taken into custody in the case.
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