Lucknow, Jan 14: Incident of communal violence is reported from Uttar Pradesh as four people have been reportedly killed inter-community clashes. According to local media reports, a procession related to Makar Sankranti was being taken from Kanpur to Fatehpur. However, as they reached Jehanabad, two groups began clashing against each other resulting into the death of four individuals.
At least six shops of local traders and 3 vehicles have been burnt by the rioters. The security forces have rushed to the spot to take control of the situation. Uttar Pradesh government has imposed section 144 between Fatehpur to Jehanabad in order to control the situation. Police have been alerted across the state to prevent the communal fire from spreading. (ALSO READ: Azam Khan attacks BJP for creating ‘communal tensions’ in Uttar Pradesh)
Social tensions in Uttar Pradesh is at an all-time high. Fringe elements within both major communities have left no stone unturned to polarize people. Ever since the remarks of one right-wing leader Kamlesh Tiwari against Prophet Muhammad, Muslims in the state have staged protest in several districts.
The relaunching of Ram Janmbhoomi movement, along with the reports of hooliganism by the minority community in West Bengal’s Malda has escalated inter-community bitterness.