Bandh against ‘love jihad’ passes peacefully in Kalol

Bandh against ‘love jihad’ passes peacefully in Kalol

Ahmedabad: A bandh called in Kalol town of Gandhinagar district today by a right-wing outfit following a clash between two groups over ‘love jihad’ last week passed off peacefully.

“We had set up police checkposts at strategic points and also increased patrolling across the town to ensure that no untoward incident takes place. The bandh passed peacefully,” said Kalol town Police Inspector V D Vala.

The shutdown was called by ‘Hindu Hitrakshak Samiti’ in protest against what they termed were attempts by youths of other community to commit ‘love jihad’.

According to police, a girl had complained to her friends that she was being harassed, following which her friends beat up a youth from a group. In retaliation, the other group attacked them on the campus of Vakhariya College last Thursday.

Both the groups had lodged FIRs against each other under section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC, Vala said, adding, nobody has been arrested in this connection so far.