India police raze homes after riots over anti-Islam remarks

STORY: Across India, clashes broke out on Friday between Muslims and Hindus, and in some cases between protesters and police, over derogatory comments made about Islam's Prophet Mohammad by the nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party's spokeswoman Nupur Sharma and another leader, Naveen Kumar Jindal.

In Uttar Pradesh alone, police arrested more than 300 people. Several cities across the country imposed curfews and other restrictions to stop the unrest from escalating.

On Sunday, Indian Muslims continued to take to the streets in West Bengal's Durgapur to protest the comments. But over in the city of Ranchi in the eastern Jharkhand state, the streets were quiet with a curfew imposed and Internet services suspended following the death of two teenagers during violent clashes on Friday.

The BJP has suspended both Sharma and Jindal for their comments, which have also caused a diplomatic row with several Muslim countries. Police have filed cases against the two and the government has said the comments do not reflect its views.

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