Violence erupted in the temple town of Varanasi. Hundreds of sadhus on Monday turned up for the Anyay Pratikaar Yatra at Town Hall ground. Sadhus held a demonstration in Varanasi against the September 22 police baton-charge. As where they were heading to immerse Lord Ganesh’s idol in the Ganga.
Many people joined them to protest against the police action on September 22. From Maidagin to Bansphatak, demonstrations were held on roads before police intervened to thwart the rally. Demonstrators shouted slogans and walk till Dashashwamedh Ghat.
As the demonstrators reached the Godaulia, the scene turned into violent as police personnel canned the protesters mercilessly. All people pelted stones at the police. They also burned a police town at Godaulia. And the city turned into a violent zone with protesting people.
Home department officials said that prohibitory orders have been issued in most parts of the city and it was a state of undeclared curfew in places like Girjaghar, Chowk, Gaudolia, Dashashmeghghat Marg, Madanpur and Baans Fatak areas. Police have put up barricades on these routes and are preventing people from taking to these roads.