Communal clash in Varanasi on Holi

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Varanasi, Mar 12 (ANI): Over a dozen people were injured in religious violence in Varanasi on Wednesday. rouble broke out after a group of revellers sprayed colours while celebrating Holi near a mosque.

The altercation resulted in stone pelting between the members of the two communities. The angry mob also targeted the police.

The administration then clamped a curfew in the communally sensitive town.

A teenage boy is believed to be missing after the violence broke out as a mob entered his house after which he went missing.

"When the stone pelting was going we ran to save ourselves. A mob entered our house after which our son got missing," said Shailu, whose son is missing.

A few security personnel were also injured during the violence.

Security has been tightened in the locality and surrounding areas to control the situation. (ANI)

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