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minor clash during namaaz-e-eid-ul-fitr

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Lucknow, Oct 25 (UNI) A minor clash took place here this morning during namaaz-e-eid-ul-fitr between two groups over some announcements made on the occasion.

At least two people sustained minor injury in the stone pelting following the incident in Naibasti under Wazirganj police station area.

Additional police force was rushed to the spot while senior police officials were camping at the incident site.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Lucknow G K Goswami said the situation was under control and talks were under way with the religious leaders to pacify the two groups.

The SSP,however, denied that their was any major clash and described the situation as 'normal'.

Yesterday too, there were reports of verbal duel between two groups at Jama Maszid here over the offering of the important namaaz, as most of the Sunnis had celebrated the festival yesterday along with rest of the country. Shias are celebrating Eid today.

While Sunni clerics claimed to have received verification of sighting of moon around 0215 hrs yesterday, Shias maintained neither the moon was sighted nor was there any verification.

Police sources said tempers ran high over offering of the namaaz as some members of the Muslim community wanted the prayers to be offered only today ''But there was no law and order problem,'' the sources added.

UNI MB SB AK GC1318

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