The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged on Sunday evening that a Ram Navami rally was attacked outside a mosque at Rishra in West Bengal’s Hooghly district and claimed that its local legislator was injured, following which prohibitory orders were imposed and the internet was suspended.

An injured being admitted to a hospital after a clash broke out between two groups during Ram Navami procession in Hooghly district on Sunday evening,(PTI)
An injured being admitted to a hospital after a clash broke out between two groups during Ram Navami procession in Hooghly district on Sunday evening,

BJP national vice-president Dilip Ghosh, who took part in the rally, shared a video on social media saying stones were pelted from a mosque. The fresh violence took place days after the criminal investigation department (CID) of the West Bengal Police started a probe into incidents of violence surrounding Ram Navami celebrations at Shibpur in Howrah district on March 30 and 31.

BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar wrote to Union home minister Amit Shah late on Sunday evening seeking the latter’s intervention. “In view of the deteriorating law and order situation, we immediately seek your kind intervention as per law so that the situation does not go out of control and life and property of ordinary citizens are saved,” the letter said.