Friday, May 20, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Clash between two communities leads to stone pelting, arson

Clash between two communities leads to stone pelting, arson

Ahmedabad, May 19 (PTI) A major clash broke out between two
communities in Sanand town of the district late tonight with the
conflicting groups indulging in arson and stone pelting at each other,
prompting police to fire teargas shells to disperse the mob.
The incident was sparked off by a small altercation between members of
the upper cast Darbars and Dalit communities. As tension mounted,
members of both the communities came out on the road and began hurling
stones at each other.
The two groups also torched vehicles and properties belonging to each
other, police said.
Four fire fighters have been rushed to Sanand from Ahmedabad city,
they said. Additional police force is being sent from Ahmedabad city
police division, along with a unit of State Reserve Police (SRP),
police said.
Teargas shells were fired by the police to disperse the mob, they said.
Efforts are on to control the situation, police said adding few minor
injuries have been reported so far.

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