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Communal clash in Aligarh
|A quarrel between two groups as a result of a collision between a bicycle and a bus took the form of a communal conflict in which stones were pelted from both sides and subsequently firing also took place on 10 January.
Police officers rushed to the spot and the situation was brought under control but in view of the tension prevailing in the region, police and PAC was posted on a large scale in the area.
Reportedly, a bus accidentally hit a cyclist near Kher Road bus station. After verbal arguments between the cyclist and the bus driver, the latter thrashed the cyclist. Relatives and friends of the cyclist reached the spot and located the driver. Soon people from both sides gathered there and started pelting stones at each other. Firing also took place between the two sides. Since the two persons belonged to different communities the conflict took a communal turn. When the news of this clash reached another locality, a communal clash took place there also. Several people were injured and were admitted to hospitals.