Wednesday, August 4, 2010

[ZESTCaste] 12 injured in caste conflict

12 injured in caste conflict
Bhaskar Mukherjee, TNN, Aug 4, 2010, 01.27am IST

FATEHABAD: Barely three months after arson and murder in a Dalit
locality at Haryana's Mirchpur, another caste clash broke out on
Tuesday between Balmikis and Bishnois at Bhuna, around 20km from

More than a dozen people were injured as young men from both castes
went on a rampage, looting shops and homes. They also set shops on
fire. Police fired rubber bullets and lathicharged to disperse the
mob. Hisar district authorities are camping at the site to control the

According to Fatehabad deputy commissioner O P Sheoran, "The situation
was brought under control soon and the injured were sent to hospital."


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