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Hindus attack Muslims in India, 15 killed
Hindus attack Muslims in India, 15 killed
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Soldiers dispatched to the area on Saturday night, as armed gangs of Jats, a group practising Hinduism, stormed a mosque and a village with Muslim residents, killing 15

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The Indian army was called in, an unusual measure, to contain communal violence pitting Hindus against Muslims that killed at least 15 people in northern Uttar Pradesh state.

An army contingent of up to 800 was dispatched to the area on Saturday night, as armed gangs of Jats, a group practising Hinduism, stormed a mosque and a village with Muslim residents, the state's principal home secretary R.M. Srivastava said.

"We had sought assistance of the army last night after we found the violence spreading across to other villages," Srivastava told Reuters.

"In fact, we were able to bring things under control until fresh violence broke out in (a) village Sunday morning."

The violence erupted on Saturday following a meeting attended by Jats in Muzaffarnagar district, 140 km (90 miles) northeast of New Delhi. Police said 10 people died, including a journalist and photographer, and about 35 were injured.

Five more were killed in a fresh outbreak on Sunday morning.

A curfew was imposed in three districts,

"I would appeal to all the people there to maintain peace and do not trust or listen to any rumours," Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh's chief minister, told reporters.

The Jats are demanding the rescinding of charges against members of their community in connection with a communal clash last month in which three people were killed.

Arun Kumar, a senior police official, said tensions were fuelled by an online video purporting to show the killing of two Muslim youths last month.

Local media said about 50 outbreaks of communal tension have occurred in populous Uttar Pradesh since the region's Samajwadi (Socialist) Party came to power last year. More than 25 people have died.



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Fake - Who and why?
ori39
The information is false. One question remains. Who and why publish such information?
02/11/2013, 15:23
awareness required
shajahan
dear muslims we in india have to be very alert cautious even on small dispute with saffron based groups not all hindus
12/09/2013, 16:41
Blam
indian
Dear Mr.Chintu This is not the time to blame any community, Lets talk about the solution..Due you have any Idea to stop these happenings in all over country..We citizen should think like a real indian not like politicians,in my opinion politician are the real culprit of all these happenings in india.
10/09/2013, 10:56
Fake report
Dilip
What a fake report. The picture is not connected to the incident. The article says 2 muslims youths were killed, whereas it was actually 2 Hindu youths who were killed by a Muslim mob. This is probably a Muslim propaganda outfit.
09/09/2013, 22:27
Why Surprised !
JM Ashraff
Why should any one who know the past events be surprised over attacks against minorities. 1992 Dec 06 & 2001 (Gujrat) & many more all over India we also witnessed the on slaughter of minorities in the Secular India.
09/09/2013, 14:41
stop spreading rumors no mosque were destroyed.
Muslim
stop spreading rumors no mosque were destroyed.
09/09/2013, 13:34