Lucknow, Dec 29: Clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi district during a Muharram procession left about 10 people injured on Monday, Dec 28.
The situation in the district remains tense, the police informed on Tuesday, Dec 29.
The clashes were sparked off by an argument between the two groups. The groups of muslims who were taking out a mourning procession on the occasion of Muharram, had an argument with Hindus in the Naibazar area, the police said.
The argument subsequently grew into a big clash. The groups threw stones at each other and vandalised property, an official said.
"The Muslims alleged that some Hindus were not letting them take out the procession on the scheduled route," Deputy Superintendent of Police Param Hans told the media.
"After carrying out the burial ritual, the Muslims returned to the same area and again had heated arguments with Hindus of the locality, which is dominated by members of the Yadav community. Later, at around 11:30 pm, members of both sides started stone pelting," he added.
"The situation is still tense but under control. Heavy security deployment has been made in the district to prevent any untoward incident," Param Hans informed.
No one was seriously injured in the clashes and the police has not yet arrested anyone in connection with the incident.