In parts of PM Modi’s constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, a curfew has been imposed after clashes between the police and protesters.
During protests today the violence took place against police action on a religious procession on September 22 during the immersion of Ganesha idols.
On a religious leader and their followers the police had lathi charged who were heading to the banks of river Ganga for the immersion ritual that led to protests which turned into violence.
On Monday, many religious leaders took out an agitation march in the afternoon and locals also joined in.
After the protests reached the key areas in the city, there was stone throwing between the protesters and police, as allegedly burnt vehicles. Later the police had to use batons again.
Curfew has been imposed in areas like Chowk, Dashashwamedh, Luxa and Kotwali.
The police last month had baton-charged some pilgrims when they were trying to immerse Ganesha idols in the river.
In 2013, the Allahabad High Court had ordered a complete ban on the immersion of idols in the Yamuna and Ganga to keep a check on increasing pollution in the rivers.
The court however, had relaxed the norms on the insistence of the district officials, as they maintained that a change in immersion route could lead to order and law unrest.