Lucknow, Oct 5: Violence erupted in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of prime minister Narendra Modi, on Monday when saints and Hindu religious groups taking out a ‘Pratikar Yatra’ to Varanasiprotest against a lathi charge and ban on immersion of idols in Ganga, turned violent.
Curfew was imposed in four police station areas.While the procession was underway in a peaceful manner, there was a sudden stone pelting from somewhere and the rallyists turned violent and started targeting the police personnel escorting them.
The policemen resorted to lathi charge and fired rubber bullets to control the situation. The protesters torched several police vehicles. Curfew has been imposed in Girjaghar, Chowk, Gaudolia, Dashashmeghghat Marg, Madanpur and Naans Fatak areas.