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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mahidpur Muslims an intolerant lot

1 dies in police firing in Mahidpur

After a period of comparative lull for sometime in the state, communal violence occurred in Mahidpur in Ujjain on Tuesday.

The trouble began after the Id Miladun Nabi procession ended. The procession culminated at Jail Road where Akhand Ramayan Path was on at a temple nearby. As youths in the proession remained on road, the police appealed to them to leave the road.

But the crowd didn't move. Tempers rose and stones were pelted at the police. The policemen fired back, causing the death of a youth. Nearly 35 other persons were injured in the ensuing violence.

The police claimed that four officers including a SDOP and a TI were injured. Heavy police force was deployed in Mahidpur and senior officials including the IG, Collector and SP were taking stock of the situation.

MP News Flash

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