Akhilesh's UP again on the boil? Dalit-Muslim clashes rock western part of state

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Akhilesh's UP again on boil? Dalit-Muslim clashes rock western part of state.
Lucknow, Nov 13: In the last 24 hours, three incidents of communal violence have been reported from the wetsern Uttar Pradesh.

As per an Indiatoday report, "On Tuesday night, Dalits and Muslims clashed at Sonata village in Shamli district over sharing water from a hand-pump. At least six houses of both the communities were set on fire by the rioters. Half-a-dozen people also sustained injuries."

The Dalits as per the report alleged that they were not being allowed to use the hand-pump in the village for the past one year. So, the Dalits were using another hand-pump, but now it has stopped working leaving them with no other option but to use the other hand-pump.

In second incident reported from Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, a Muslim youth succumbed to bullet injuries. The youth got injured on Tuesday evening when a communal clash took place in Muzaffarnagar district's Datiyana village.

An eyewitness was quoted as saying in the report, "Trouble broke out when the youth tried to stop a villager from thrashing a labourer. This led to a clash between the two communities. Both the sides fired at each other. The youth was hit by a bullet and died on his way to the hospital."

One person has also been arrested in connection with this case.

The third incident which took place within 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh was in Matkota area in Hathras district of state which witnessed communal clashes on Wednesday.

The incident took place on a small isuue when some people objected to dumping of construction material on the road. Two people were injured in the incident.

Police force has been deployed in the concerned areas to prevent any other incident of violence in the village.

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