Communal tension was reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district after dirty water was thrown at a temple on the first day of the Hindu festival of Navratri.

More than a dozen people were injured in stone-pelting from both the sides as according to locals, when the priest was cleaning the temple for Navratri puja, a person from a neighbouring house threw dirty water and spilled garbage around it.

Senior officials including the district magistrate (DM) and the senior superintendent of police (SSP) reached the site of the clash and control the situation and suggest that there was no escalation of hostilities and the prayers at the temple were conducted in a peaceful manner.

Thereafter, both the sides have retreated but tension continues in the area and therefore Additional security was also deployed in the locality.

According to sources  verbal spat broke out between the two sides who came to blows sooner and pelted stones at each other. The priest of the temple was injured in the incident.

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