Communal Violence Erupts in Bhainsa Again

Nearly 50 persons from each group came near the mosque and started pelting stones at each other, police said.

Nirmal: Communal Violence Erupts in Bhainsa Again, At least four persons were injured in alleged clashes between two groups in Bhainsa, a town in Telangana’s Nirmal district, on Sunday evening.

The violence took place at Zulfiqar mosque in the town at around 9.00 p.m. and instances of arson were also reported, where three houses and at least four two-wheelers were burnt by unidentified miscreants, apart from damaging paan shops and other small establishments, confirmed district’s in-charge Superintendent of Police Vishnu S. Warrier.

Communal Violence Erupts in Bhainsa Again
Communal Violence Erupts in Bhainsa Again

Additional police forces were deployed in the town to control the situation. “As of now the situation is under control,” Mr. Warrier told The Hindu. He said that tension began after a heated argument took place between a biker and people from another community, which led to the clashes in an already communally sensitive town. Nearly 50 persons from each group came near the mosque and started pelting stones at each other, police said.

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“There is no loss of life,” Mr. Warrier, who rushed to Bhainsa town, said. Top police officials said that curfew under Section 144 of Cr.PC will be imposed in the town.

Hyderabad Police is on Alert, police patrolling in sensitive areas and the city police has warned of booking criminal cases against unsocial elements found spreading rumours along with videos in social media and trying to fan communal violence in the city. The police warned WhatsApp admins to keep watch on postings in group.

Communal Violence Erupts in Bhainsa Again
Communal Violence Erupts in Bhainsa Again

It is to mention here that last year, two communal clashes — one in January and another in May — took place in the town, in which more than 30 people were injured and several houses and vehicles set on fire.

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