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Tension in UP town after Dalit-Muslim clash on Eid

Police said the problem started almost three days ago, when a few Muslim boys allegedly entered a marriage place in a Dalit locality forcibly, and started objecting to songs being played there. The boys were allegedly beaten and chased away.

lucknow Updated: Jun 17, 2018 17:03 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh)
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Some 13 Muslim and five Hindu boys were arrested after clashes broke out between two communities in UP’s Bhadohi on Eid.(HT/Photo for representation)

Tension prevailed in Kotwali area of Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh when four persons were injured following clashes between two communities, police said on Sunday.

Superintendent of Police Sachindra Patel said, “In the violence that erupted here between two communities on Saturday, four persons sustained injuries in stone pelting. As many as 18 persons have been arrested.”

The SP said the problem started almost three days ago, when a few Muslim boys allegedly entered a marriage place in a Dalit locality forcibly, and started objecting to songs being played there. The boys were allegedly beaten and chased away, he said.

“On the day of Eid, after the Muslim boys had offered namaz, they saw the Dalit boys who had chased them away, and started beating them. At this point, stone pelting between the two communities broke out. Police reached the spot and controlled the situation. As many as 13 Muslim and five Hindu boys were arrested,” the SP said.

He added that a case was registered in this regard. SP Patel said police were in touch with people from both communities and additional forces were deployed in the area.

First Published: Jun 17, 2018 17:03 IST