Communal Clash Erupts During Mumbai Rally: Six Detained After Ayodhya Temple Supporter Confrontation

Tensions escalated on the outskirts of Mumbai as a clash unfolded during a vehicle rally, resulting in the detention of six individuals, according to police reports on Monday.

At approximately 10:30 pm on Sunday, unrest erupted when a group of 10 to 12 people, riding in three cars and on an equal number of motorcycles, organized a rally from Naya Nagar under Mira Bhayandar police jurisdiction. The participants were vocally expressing support for Lord Ram, coinciding with the upcoming consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya scheduled for Monday. Amid the slogans, some individuals allegedly set off firecrackers, prompting a reaction from a group of locals armed with wooden sticks. An altercation ensued, leading to an attack on the vehicles and physical assault on those riding them, as reported by an official.

Swift police intervention dispersed the attackers, and extensive security measures were implemented to prevent any further disturbances to law and order in the area. Alongside local police personnel, a Riot Control Police (RCP) platoon was deployed, as stated by the official.

Following a complaint filed at the Naya Nagar police station, the attackers now face charges under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code, pertaining to the attempt to commit murder, as confirmed by the official. Presently, six individuals have been detained, with ongoing efforts to apprehend the remaining accused.

Despite the initial turmoil, the situation in the area has been brought under control, as stated by the official.