Tension after slogans raised against a religion in Meerut

Meerut, Feb 25: Tension prevailed in Sardhana area here as activists of Arakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (ABSS) and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) raised slogans against a particular religion after a condolence meeting.

The sloganeering took place yesterday after a condolence meet for a dalit youth, Kuldeep, from Muzaffarnagar who was killed in Sonipat on February 21 during the pro-quota stir by the Jat community, police said. Activists of ABSS and AIMIM had gathered at Ambedkar Dharamshala at Bhatwada for the condolence meet, SP (Rural) Pravin Ranjan said.

Communal tension in Meerut

After the meet, they marched in procession to submit their demands to Sardhana Tehsildar when some of them blocked the road and raised slogans against a particular religion.

Police today booked nine persons - ABBS' tehsil president Amit Gautam, General Secretary Gaurav Parcha, AIMIM city president Wali-ur-Rahman and six others - for hurting religious sentiments and blocking road, but no arrest has been made so far. Extra force has been deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incident, the SP (Rural) said.


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