India’s Religious Rivalry Keeps Rajasthan On High Alert

Protests and arson incidents occur in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, after a Hindu man is murdered by two Muslim men for allegedly supporting controversial remarks made by a politician about the prophet Muhammad.

India’s Rajasthan state is still on alert following the beheading of a Hindu man by two Muslim men. Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has appealed for calm and promised to take strict action against the attackers. The victim, a tailor named Kanhaiya Lal, was killed in Udaipur district in Rajasthan, north India on Tuesday by Muslim men, who recorded the act and posted it online. They said the act was in response to his support for a politician’s dividing remarks about the Prophet Muhammad.

The National Investigative Agency – India’s top anti-terrorism agency – is carrying out a probe. According to a senior police officer, police had found early evidence that one of the accused men had links with a group in Pakistan, though Islamabad denied this.
Other Rajasthan cities & states, including Ajmer, are also on high alert.

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