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Clash between two communities broke out in Delhi: Heavy police force deployed

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New Delhi: A heavy police force was deployed at northwest Delhi’s Bharat Nagar area, where clashes between members of two communities broke out, even though the locality did not witness any fresh instance of violence today, police said.

Several persons were injured in the clash on Saturday night. The clash continued yesterday, following which prohibitory orders were imposed in the area and peace-keeping teams were formed, said police.

While one case of rioting was registered after locals pelted stones and confronted each other on the streets on Saturday night, another was registered after an angry mob set two motorbikes on fire yesterday, said police.

The violence started after a youth was thrashed by members of a different community. They alleged that the youth tried to forcibly gain entry into the residence of a member of their community.

Soon, men from the youth’s community came forward in protest leading to a confrontation between the two groups.

Within minutes, some other locals from both communities joined and they resorted to stone pelting.

The situation was brought under control after intervention of senior officials. However, violence resumed on Sunday morning, prompting police to call for reinforcement and later implement prohibitory orders in the area.

“Today there were no fresh instances of violence reported but a group of personnel will remain deployed in the area for an indefinite time till the situation improves,” said a senior police officer, adding the peace-keeping teams are helping the police in the process.

–PTI

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