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Communal violence broke out in presence of Togadia on Sankranti

India Communal Clashes

Lucknow: Pravin Togadia was in the city when 6 shops and 3 vehicles were set afire in UP’s Fatehpur district after two communities clash during Makar Sankranti procession.

However, Togadia on Thursday distanced himself from violence, saying administration must not dare to put the onus of unrest on him as it had happened before his speech.

Tension gripped a locality in Fatehpur district when members of two communities clashed during the ‘shobha yatra’ being taken out on the occasion of Makar Sankranti today, police said.

The members of two communities raised slogans and hurled brickbats at each other during the annual ‘shobha yatra’ in Kazipura Kasauli locality under Kasba Jehanabad police station area, IG (Law and Order) A Satish Ganesh said here.

A few shops and vehicles were damaged in the incident, the IG said.

Strong reinforcements from the RAF and PAC were rushed to the affected area, while an alert was sounded in adjoining districts of Hamirpur, Kanpur and Kaushambi, he said.

“The Zonal IG rushed to the area and the situation has been brought under control,” he added.

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