Monday, March 1, 2010

Holi celebrations set off Hindu-Muslim clash

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    • Tension gripped Uttar Pradesh's Badosarai town in Barabanki district Monday afternoon following a "minor clash" between Hindus and Muslims over Holi celebrations.
    • The clash between the two communities erupted when some Hindus, who were moving in a procession, tossed in the air coloured water-filled balloons, one of which hit a Muslim girl standing a few metres away from the procession.

      This infuriated members of the Muslim community and they resorted to pelting stone at the procession. Hindus, in the procession also retaliated. The timely intervention of security personnel brought the situation under control, police added.

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