Clashes erupt between two communities in Agra

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Agra (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 26 (ANI): The members of two communities set ablaze each other's properties in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city following a verbal clash.

A few shops at Bijli Ghar market area in the city was set on fire by members of a particular community, while in retaliation the members of the other community burnt shops in their locality.

The police had to use mild force and fired rubber bullets to bring the situation under control.

The authorities, however, said the situation in the city was normal and that the tension had prevailed in the area this week.

"See the situation in the city is normal. There is this Subhash market, where there was a dispute between the members of two communities three-four days back. A case was registered in that respect," said District Magistrate Mrityunjay Narayan.

"There was a verbal clash, after which some roadside stalls were set ablaze, some nearby shops also caught fire because of that. Fire has been brought under control as the tenders reached in time. Situation as of now is fully under control," he added.

It has been reported that the police have made some arrests in the area and the security has been stepped up in the violence prone localities of the city. (ANI)

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