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National Commission for Minorities to probe Aligarh violence

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 7 (UNI) The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) today set up a probe into the communal violence in Aligarh that has claimed five lives so far.

NCM chairperson Mohammad Hamid Ansari told UNI a Member of the Commission will soon visit the riot-torn city for an on the spot study of the situation and the circumstances leading to the violence.

Violence broke out between two religious groups during Ram Navmi celebrations in the communally-sensitive city, forcing the authorities to impose indefinite curfew in five police station areas yesterday.

Reports of fresh incidents of firing and stone pelting were reported from Bhujpura bypass after a corpse was recovered this morning.

Mr Ansari said the NCM representative will meet leaders of various communities and members of the district administration in the process of his inquiry.


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