According to media reports, a saffron flag was installed at Jalori Gate circle on the occasion of Parashuram Jayanti, which got worse when the Eid flag was removed. Gradually, the situation worsened and stone pelting started from both the sides. Police reached the spot and appealed to both the parties to calm down. If he did not agree, he had to use force. Around 6 policemen and journalists were injured. Security personnel have been deployed in the area. There is internet shutdown and people are being appealed to maintain peace.
Political reactions have also started coming to this incident. State Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has described the violence as unfortunate. He has directed the administration to maintain law and order in the area. The CM has appealed to all parties to maintain peace.
According to the report of news agency ANI, fresh clashes were witnessed in the area on Tuesday as well. According to the police, the situation is under control at present. Jodhpur Police Commissioner Navjyoti Gogoi has said that the situation is under control, a flag march will be taken out. Action will be taken as per law. The police personnel have suffered minor injuries. We are looking into it (on the flag hoisting incident).
All 2G/3G/4G/Data (Mobile Internet), Bulk SMS/MMS/WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Internet services in the area have been suspended till further orders. During this time people will only be able to make voice calls. Broadband internet and leased lines will continue to operate.
Condemning the incident, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot called it unfortunate. He has also directed the administration to keep a strict vigil and maintain peace and order at all costs.