Udaipur Tailor Killing: Silent Protest March Turns Tense As Stones Are Thrown
About 1,000 protesters from various Hindu organisations held up saffron flags and chanted slogans demanding justice as the procession marched under heavy security. Tensions peaked as the protesters walked near the area where the horrific murder took place on Tuesday. The police dispersed the agitated crowd.
It is a mystery how the procession was allowed when the city is under curfew and large gatherings have been banned. All shops are shut in the city and the internet has been shut since violent protests erupted on Tuesday over the killing.
Meanwhile, security has been increased for the visit of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who will meet Kanhaiya Lal’s family.
Kanhaiya Lal, 48, was murdered on Tuesday by two men who filmed the killing and boasted about it, also threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A large crowd also turned up for Kanhaiya Lal’s cremation on Wednesday, with many raising slogans.