Communal tension grips Maharajganj of UP

Communal tension grips Maharajganj of UP

ahdMaharajganj, Sep 6 - Tension prevailed in Semra area, following a clash between two communities on the occasion of Janmashtami. According to police, people of a specific community raised objection when a group of devotees, along with several saints and priests were taking the idol of Lord Krishna through a specific way. The police had to use force to disperse the mob and the villagers were irked again, when they found the idol missing. Members of Hindu Yuva Vahini also blocked the road and started protest under the leadership of Vahini's district President Narsingh Pandey. However, they were later arrested by the police. District Magistrate Suneel Kumar Srivastava said the situation was now under control and heavy police force have been deployed in the area, in view of the incident.

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