Ram Mandir model in Makar Sankranti procession leads to communal violence in Fatehpur, 6 shops and 3 vehicles gutted

Ram Mandir model in Makar Sankranti procession leads to communal violence in Fatehpur, 6 shops and 3 vehicles gutted

By: || Updated: 14 Jan 2016 02:28 PM
Fatehpur: 6 shops and 3 vehicles were set afire in UP’s Fatehpur district after two communities clash during Makar Sankranti procession.

Reports suggest a model of Ram Mandir was being displayed in the procession in Jahanabad area of the district. When the procession reached a particular area, some elements started shouting slogans. Enraged members of the other community also grouped in the area and started pelting stones on the procession.

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Both the sides pelted stones at each other. 12 people were seriously injured. They were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile, all the senior administrative officers of the district reached the spot upon learning about clashes. Heavy force was deployed at affected and sensitive areas to avoid any untoward incident.

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