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Communal clash averted in Ludhiana

The shadow of a protester is seen beside a burning tyre of a vehicle during a demonstration in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad January 20, 2010. At least a dozen students were injured as they clashed with police in southern India during a shutdown of the IT hub Hyderabad on Wednesday, in a fresh burst of protests over the creation of a new state, police said. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA)

Ludhiana :A communal clash was averted near an economic weaker section colony in Giaspura locality here today when two groups of people clashed with each other on a minor pretext, police said.

Brickbats and rods were used in the clash in which some persons received minor injuries.

According to police, members of both the communities sat together and settled the issue amicably.

They also demanded setting up of a permanent police post in the locality so that no such incident took place in future, police added.