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Kasganj continues to simmer after mosque door is set ablaze; authorities rush to pacify angry residents

Lucknow: A door of a religious place in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj district was set ablaze by some persons on Monday in an attempt to disrupt the communal harmony in the area singed by violence, police said.

The incident occurred near Sabzi Mandi, a police officer said. Senior district and police officials lead by District Magistrate RP Singh and Superintendent of Police Piyush Srivastava rushed to the mosque in Ganjdundwara and pacified the angry residents.

Kasganj. Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Violence had erupted in the district on Republic Day during the 'Tiranga Yatra' taken out by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) after which one person was killed and many injured.

Shops in the area have been closed and police patrolling has been increased, an official said.

Senior officials said they were monitoring the situation but added that there was no violence. "The situation is being closely monitored. The district administration is on the spot. "Peace was returning to the area. No one behind this mischief will be spared," a state Home Department official told IANS.

Published Date: Feb 05, 2018 13:29 PM | Updated Date: Feb 05, 2018 13:29 PM

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