Hauz Qazi clashes: 3 arrested for vandalising temple; Harsh Vardhan calls act ‘unforgivable’, appeals people to maintain harmony in area

  • Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan visited Hauz Qazi area, where a clash broke out between two groups over the issue of parking, and a temple was vandalised on Sunday night

  • Three people, including a juvenile, have been arrested over the matter

  • The Delhi Police has registered three FIRs in this case - two cross FIRs, one lodged by each community, and one for vandalising the temple

New Delhi: Union Minister and Chandni Chowk lawmaker, Dr Harsh Vardhan, on Tuesday morning visited Hauz Qazi area, where a clash broke out between two groups over the issue of parking, and a temple was vandalised on Sunday night.

 Hauz Qazi clashes: 3 arrested for vandalising temple; Harsh Vardhan calls act ‘unforgivable’, appeals people to maintain harmony in area

File image of Union Minister Harsh Vardhan. PTI

"It is very unfortunate and painful. The kind of things done to the temple is unforgivable. I have been told that Police is already in action, culprits will be arrested soon and punished. I appeal to the people to maintain harmony," Harsh Vardhan said.

Security has been tightened in the area. Three people, including a juvenile, have been arrested over the matter. The Delhi Police has registered three FIRs in this case - two cross FIRs, one lodged by each community, and one for vandalising the temple.

Apart from temple desecration, stones were also pelted in the area leading to a tense situation. "After some altercation and scuffle over a parking issue in Hauz Qazi, tension arose between two groups of people from different communities. We have taken legal action and all efforts are being made to pacify feelings and bring about amity. People are requested to help in restoring normalcy," Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Delhi tweeted on Monday.

Updated Date: Jul 02, 2019 12:44:40 IST