Clash between groups and stone pelting at Independence Day event in Indore

News Desk: Two persons were injured after members of one group hurled stones at another following friction over alleged provocative sloganeering during an Independence Day function at a multi-storey residential complex in Indore on Sunday, police said.

The incident took place at the Kaveri Building in Indore’s Tejaji Nagar, where members of a Hindu right-wing organisation began raising controversial slogans against Muslims at a flag-hoisting ceremony.

“A group of people shouted inflammatory slogans against another, following which the latter retaliated by hurling stones at them after the national flag was unfurled at the residential complex located in Tejaji Nagar area.Two persons were injured in the incident,” superintendent of police (SP) Ashutosh Bagri said.

The members of these two groups that clashed were all residents of the same building, the police said.

“We are examining the video clips of the incident submitted to us. We are going through them and will take an impartial action,” Bagri added.

After getting the information, police reached the spot and brought the situation under control, he said, adding that the situation is peaceful right now.

Cases have been filed against members of both groups, and the injured were provided medical attention immediately.

Eyewitnesses said that activists of Bajrang Dal, a right-wing organisation, reached the spot and registered their protest over the incident of stone-pelting that unfolded during the function.

The colony houses members of economically weak sections – both Hindus and Muslims. They were rehabilitated in the building following their removal from the city’s Raoji Bazar and its adjoining areas.