After Friday prayers, members of a community suddenly took to the streets to shut down the market at Yateemkhana square in Kanpur, when some other people opposed the closure of the market, only after this stone pelting started between the two communities and this incident became so terrible in a few moments that petrol bombs were also used along with stones.
Stones pelted on police, senior officers reached the spot:
After the initial stone pelting, stones started pelting on the police who went to identify the rioters in the streets of Yateemkhana intersection area of Kanpur. Stones were pelted at the police from the roofs. The police first lathi-charged the crowd, then the police also started throwing stones in response. To control the incident, senior officers reached the spot and started controlling the situation.
Security tightened during President and Prime Minister's visit to Kanpur:
Stone pelting and aerial firing was done from both sides in an attempt to spoil the atmosphere of Kanpur. Let us tell you that the President and the Prime Minister are present in Kanpur only. The police, who reached the ruckus, dispersed the rioters by pelting sticks. The parade and Chamanganj area were sealed. Police and PAC have been deployed in huge numbers.
Violence erupts after controversy over BJP spokesperson's statement:
An alleged statement by BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma in a TV debate is being said to be the reason for this controversy. In protest against this, the Muslim organization had announced a market bandh on Friday. After the Friday prayers, the crowd gathered and headed towards the parade. During this, the crowd had also closed the shops of some people. As soon as the mob reached near Chandreshwar, the other side started protesting and stone pelting started on both sides.
In the midst of a long dispute, there were ruckus and bombs:
For a long time there was a ruckus between the two sides. The Kanpur force was engaged in VIP duty. When the police came to know about it, the force of three police stations reached the spot to control the violent situation.