On Friday afternoon tension prevailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly after a communal fight broke out between Hindus and Muslims over the use of the loudspeaker in a Mosque.
The Mosque was using the loudspeaker for azaan when a group of Hindus ran into an argument with the Muslims in the Hafizganj area of Bareilly.
Stone pelting and firing have been reported while the violence spread to nearby areas as well.
Hindustan Times reported that at least 20 people have been injured the clash.
As per the Hindustan Times report, the tension was prevailing from the last week itself after Hindus objected the use of loudspeaker for the azaan.
Bareilly shows law and order challenges of Uttar Pradesh?
Bareilly communal flare-up has again shown the deteriorating condition of law and order that is hanging by a mere thread. However, rarely these issues are seen in totality or evaluated in a proper manner by the state government. Due to the haphazard approach of the ruling government the state has been seeing a lot of law and order issues in recent times. Kairana issue is still in the background and another one on a similar pattern has emerged. The ruling party is also absent when such issues come to light.