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Police fire in air to disperse mob in Nasik

Police is Nasik fired shots in the air to disperse a mob when clashes broke out between two muslim sects, reports Zeeshan Shaikh.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2007 23:15 IST

Police is Nasik fired shots in the air to disperse a mob when clashes broke out between two muslim sects. Trouble broke out when miscreants on the Mumbai Agra Highway allegedly stoned members of the Tableeghi Jammat who were returning after a congregation in Malegaon. Nearly seven lakh faithful from across India had congregated in Malegaon for the Ijtema (religious congregation).

Traffic on the Mumbai-Agra highway was disrupted for an hour due to the incident. Meanwhile Nasik Police made provisions for diverting the flow of traffic away from the troubled area. Police officials said that no one was injured in the firing.

There are ideological differences between the Tableeghi sect and Barelvi Sect which sometimes take a violent turn.