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Facebook post on Ambedkar sparks violence in Pune

India TV News Desk 09 Jun 2014, 11:41:07 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The posting of allegedly objectionable images of Dalit leader Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on Facebook on Saturday night, sparked stray incidents of arson in Pune, Aurangabad and Solapur on Sunday, the police said.

Even though cops blocked the objectionable pages on Facebook, protestors took to the streets.

Shops were shut down in fear. The most affected areas were Sinhagad Road, Dandekar bridge, Pimpri, Kalewadi and Bhatnagar.

Bike-borne youths pelted stones on buses and then fled from the spot, said police.

Meanwhile, the State home department has submitted a preliminary report to the Central government on the murder of the Pune techie saying the incident was a case of law and order failure.

But sources say the Centre has asked the State home department to investigate if it was a case of communal violence.