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Communal violence between Dalits and Muslims in Uttar Pradesh leaves several people injured

A minor conflict between some people belonging to the Dalit and the Muslim communities escalated into communal violence.

An incident of communal violence between Dalits and Muslims have come to light in Durveshpur village of Sardhana, Uttar Pradesh. According to a report by Amar Ujala, a minor conflict between some people belonging to the Dalit and the Muslim communities escalated into communal violence. People from both the communities came face to face and heavy stone pelting and firing took place.

According to the report, an argument had taken place between some people from the two communities on Sunday morning. The situation got worse and people from both the communities came out on the streets carrying sticks. Ensuing violence between both the communities continued for about half an hour. Several people from both sides were injured due to stone pelting and the exchange of fire.

On getting the information about the clash, the police reached the spot without delay and took control of the situation. The police sent the injured to the hospital. Heavy security has been deployed in the area considering the sensitive environment to ward off further violence. An investigation has been initiated by the police in the matter and interrogation is underway.

A similar incident of communal violence between the Dalits and the Muslims was reported about a week ago in Agra.

 

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