Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident in communally sensitive Bhadrak district, tension erupted in Bhadrak town over defamatory postings against Hindu deities on facebook today. Several Hindu groups protested in the district following the incident.
According to reports, derogatory posts against Lord Shree Ram, devi Sita and Lord Hanuman surfaced on facebook today morning. While the posts were originated in Bhadrak district saffron groups like Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal took out rallies in the town demanding stringent action against the perpetrators of such crime.
People in large numbers joined the protest rallies later in the day and staged a road blockade at Bhadrak Town Hall square.
Police reached the spot getting information on the incident and closed down all shops in the market area to ward off any eventuality. Heavy deployment of police forces has been made in the district following the incident.