On April 14, 2021, the city of Hyderabad witnessed a clash between two groups during a Rama Navami rally. The rally, which was organized by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal, was intended to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama. However, the event took a violent turn when a group of people clashed with the police near the Charminar monument in the old city area.
According to the Hyderabad police report, the clash was a result of the alteration of the rally route. The original route was supposed to end at the Bhagyalakshmi temple near Charminar. However, due to some last-minute changes, the rally was diverted towards the Charminar monument, which is a sensitive area with a history of communal tensions.
The police report states that the organizers of the rally did not inform the police about the change in the route. As a result, when the rally reached Charminar, it was met with protests from a group of people who objected to the presence of the rally in the area. The police tried to disperse the protesters, but they were met with stones and other objects thrown at them.
The police report also states that some miscreants took advantage of the situation and started damaging shops and vehicles in the area. The police had to resort to lathi-charge and tear gas to control the situation.
The clash resulted in several injuries to both police personnel and civilians. The police have arrested several people in connection with the incident and have launched an investigation into the matter.
The incident has once again highlighted the need for better coordination between organizers of such events and the police. The police have urged organizers to inform them about any changes in the route or schedule of events in advance so that they can take necessary measures to maintain law and order.
The incident has also raised concerns about communal tensions in the city. The police have assured the public that they are taking all necessary steps to prevent any further incidents and maintain peace in the city.
In conclusion, the clash during the Rama Navami rally in Hyderabad was a result of the alteration of the rally route without informing the police. The incident has highlighted the need for better coordination between organizers and the police to prevent such incidents in the future. The police are taking all necessary steps to maintain peace in the city and prevent any further incidents.