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Four Muslim women arrested for rioting in Gujarat town

By A Mirsab, TwoCircles.net,

Ahmedabad: Many people, including four Muslim women, have been arrested in connection with rioting that took place between two communities in Vansda town of Navsari district in Gujarat following India’s defeat to West Indies in the World T20 semi-final last week.

Police have arrested twenty four people so far for rioting and all have been sent to judicial custody.

The four women arrested are identified as Sameena Banu, Shamim Bibi Shaikh, Zulekha Shaikh and Naseem Bibi Shaikh. They were arrested from their homes on Monday in Champawadi.

On Friday night, a youth was beaten up by five youths of another community. Following this, a mob ransacked shops, mosques, and broke vehicles in Vansda town. Navsari District Superintendent of Police M S Bharada had reached the spot with an SRP battalion and police had to lob two teargas shells on the public to disperse them.

Soon the news spread on WhatsApp creating tension in the area. Indian Express reported that a mob gathered in Champawadi Friday night and went on a rampage pelting stones on the dargah and a mosque in Champawadi.

The VHP and Bajrang Dal declared a bandh on Saturday, following which all shops and business establishments remained shut. During bandh police arrested six people, who were booked for rioting and damaging public property.

Police is further investigating the case after recording complaints of both sides and booked over 100 people from each side.