Section 144 imposed in Bhadrak after violence erupts over derogatory Facebook post

Section 144 has been imposed in Odisha's Bhadrak region after protests erupted in the city over a derogatory Facebook post against Lord Ram. 35 platoons of Police have been deployed in the region and atleast 10 people have been detained. Mobs resorted to violence after talks failed to resolve the row triggered by alleged abusive social media remark against a particular community. Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar, who was scheduled to attend a function in Bhadrak on Saturday, has now canceled his trip on request by the local police. Curfew will remain imposed in the region till 6 am, Sunday.