30 in­jured, shops set on fire in UP com­mu­nal clash

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Haidar Naqvi haider­naqvi@hin­dus­tan­times.com

More than 30 peo­ple were in­jured and a woman lost an eye in a com­mu­nal clash that broke out in the fa­mous Khichdi Mela of Ja­han­abad town, 35 km from Kan­pur and in Fateh­pur district of UP. The vi­o­lence oc­curred just an hour be­fore VHP pres­i­dent Praveen To­ga­dia and Union min­is­ter Sad­hvi Ni­ran­jan Jy­oti were sched­uled to at­tend a re­lated event. The dis­tur­bance be­gan af­ter mem­bers of a right-wing group, armed with swords and saf­fron flags, took out a pro­ces­sion, call­ing on peo­ple to at­tend the pro­gramme.

CON­TIN­UED ON P12

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