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UP: Locals Clash With Kanwarias After Girl Faints Due to Loud Music in Ambedkar Nagar

People also started throwing stones and the clash continued for nearly half-an-hour, stated the DIG.

Updated: August 16, 2018 9:54 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Kanimozhi Sudhakar

Kanwariyas in UP

Faizabad, Aug 16: A dispute occurred between a group of Kanwariyas and local residents on Monday night in Tanda town of Uttar Pradesh’s Ambedkar Nagar district after the Kanwariyas refused to reduce the volume of the loud music, said police officials. Deputy inspector general of Faizabad range, Onkar Singh informed PTI on Thursday that the situation is under control.

While passing through the Tanda town, the Kanwariyas played loud music for too long. This caused a sick girl to faint and thereafter a major clash erupted between the Kanwarias and the residents of the area, said Onkar Singh.

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The locals warned the Kanwariyas to reduce the volume of the music. However, the Kanwariyas allegedly started playing objectionable songs and raised slogans. This ended up in a clash. People also started throwing stones and the clash continued for nearly half-an-hour, stated the DIG. After receiving information about the violence, police arrived at the spot to separate the two groups. A case has been registered against 50-60 unidentified people under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, the officer said. Heavy security personnel have been deployed in the area, he added.

In an incident that occurred on August 7, 10 Kanwariyas were arrested in West Delhi’s Moti Nagar for vandalising a car that allegedly hit a Kanwariya. The grey car was driven by a woman who was with her male friend. Based on an evidence from CCTV camera, the Kanwariyas were seen breaking the car’s windshields, windows and headlights.

(With PTI inputs)

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