COMMUNAL VIOLENCE KILLS ONE, INJURIES 14 IN INDIA’S GUJARAT

New Delhi, – At least one person was killed and about 14 injured when violence erupted following a scuffle between Muslim and Hindu school students in the state of Gujarat, a senior official said on Sunday.

A crowd of about 5,000 people attacked Muslim residents and set dozens of homes and vehicles on fire at Vadavali village in Patan district after Hindu students complained of “misbehaviour” by Muslim students, said the district’s top administrative official.

Members of the Muslim community retaliated by throwing stones and police used teargas and fired seven rounds to disperse the crowd and control the violence, media reports quoted him as saying.

In 2002, rioters killed about 1,000 people, most of them Muslims, in the state, according to estimates. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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