In Chhattisgarh's Kawardha district, on Sunday (October 3), a clash was reported between youths of two communities for putting up religious flags. According to the information received, the Hindu community flag already put up at Lohar Naka Chowk in Kawardha was removed by the area's Muslim youth.
At the same time, they also put up their religious flag at the same place, due to which the youth of both the communities clashed with each other. Stone pelting has also been reported between both sides. Sensing the seriousness of the situation, the police imposed Section 144 in the entire area as a precautionary measure. Apart from this, a large number of police forces have also been deployed to take immediate action in case of any untoward incident.
It is being told that the saffron flag of the Hindu community already installed at a particular place was not only removed by the mob of Muslim youths at Lohar Naka Chowk but many Muslim youths were also seen misbehaving with the flag. After getting information about this incident, when the youths of the Hindu community reached the spot, a fight broke out between both sides.
During which both sides attacked each other with sticks and iron rods. However, on Sunday itself, the police organized a peace meeting with senior people from both sides. The people of both the communities have been asked to remove their flag from the square in view of the upcoming festivals. According to the information received, both sides have agreed to remove the flag of their religious symbol from the disputed place. However, people associated with the Hindu organization of the area say that the youths of the Muslim community threw the saffron flag in the police's presence.
During this, the police kept watching the whole incident as a mute spectator. Now, after the video related to this incident went viral on social media, SP Mohit Garg said that the tension still prevails in the area. In view of this, Section 144 has been imposed in the area. Although the situation is now under control, we are in constant touch with both sides. It is expected that soon normalcy shall return in the area.