Hindu-Muslim clashes leave several injured in Meerut, BJP uploads photos

Both the groups are alleged to have fired at each other.

Written by Amit Sharma | Updated: May 11, 2014 12:32 pm
A BJP leader’s bike was set ablaze in Meerut. (Amit Sharma) A BJP leader’s bike was set ablaze in Meerut. (Express Photo: Amit Sharma)

At least a dozen people were injured in a communal clash that lasted for nearly two hours in Meerut on Saturday. Three of the injured are reported to have suffered bullet injuries, and one is said to be critical.

According to reports, the violence started after a scuffle between Hindus and Muslims over putting up a fence around a well outside a mosque in Teergaraan area here. The clashes then spread to the nearby areas of Bazaza Bazar, Lala Bazar and Budhana gate. Both the groups are alleged to have fired at each other.

BJP corporator Vijay Anand, who was among the first to reach Teergaraan, was allegedly manhandled and his motorcycle was set on fire.

“I reached the place carrying a copy of the local court verdict which banned any construction around the well. The court held that it is a public property as a Jain temple is also located in the area. Nobody paid heed to me. They pushed me aside and set my bike ablaze while the police took no action,” alleged Anand.

Local BJP leaders uploaded photographs of the youth who is reported to be critically injured on Facebook and WhatsApp.

Party supporters, led by Meerut Mayor Ravikant Ahluwallia, staged protests in the affected area.

“The police did not react in time, as a result of which the clash escalated. The local police are operating at the behest of the ruling party as they remained soft towards members of the minority community who started the trouble,” alleged Ahluwallia.

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    Rohit Batra
    May 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm
    Muslims follow only edict of Allah and Quoran, not any Court.
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      Azam Khan
      May 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm
      stan jane ki tayyari kar le.. ki aulaad..
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        Sher Singh
        May 12, 2014 at 11:56 am
        Shift to muslim nation soon.
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          bhaijaan
          May 12, 2014 at 5:51 am
          May 16th come for Modi Sarkar
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            diwakar
            May 12, 2014 at 9:01 am
            then please migrate to some islamic country because here you have to follow the consution of India
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              Prashant Majhi
              May 12, 2014 at 9:09 am
              Thats the pathetic for any democratic country..
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                pR
                May 12, 2014 at 10:49 am
                Sir then kindly shift to any islamic nation where shariya law is followed..when u staying in india u have to follow the rule of here or else door is always open.
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                  Kochalil
                  May 11, 2014 at 4:07 am
                  Why the BJP took the photographs of the violence and spread it through 'whats app' and FB. It can cause the spread of this violence all over India. Is it what they need?
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                    Sourav
                    May 12, 2014 at 6:44 am
                    This is the price for not ensuring total potion transfer after 1947, keep expecting more.
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                      Vikram
                      May 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm
                      What else can be expected? It is time to end the so called policy of appeat.
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                        Vinay Kumar
                        May 12, 2014 at 7:25 am
                        Religious edicts become totally irrelevant in modern era of science and technology, can any religious person refused to take medicines due to religious edicts when seriously ills
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