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India: Intercommunal clashes leave nine wounded in Ahmedabad district Mar. 31

Intercommunal clashes leave nine people wounded in Ahmedabad district (Gujarat state) March 31, with 15 others arrested

01 Apr 05:40 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 4/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Ahmedabad district (Gujarat state)

Event

Intercommunal clashes left nine people wounded in the Bhathipura area of Ahmedabad district (Gujarat state) on Sunday, March 31. Police arrested 15 people following the unrest. Similar intercommunal clashes are possible in the area over the coming days.

Context

The clashes reportedly broke out after members of a Muslim community took offense to women from an adjacent community drying clothes on the wall of a burial site around Bhathipura.

Advice

Individuals in Ahmedabad district are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and sites of intercommunal unrest as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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