Lucknow: Authorities have beefed up security in Lucknow after a communal clash broke on Friday night between two communities over use of a loudspeaker during Friday prayers.
District officials maintained that the situation was tense and that intermittent sloganeering was being heard from the lanes in the area.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Lucknow Range, R.K. Chaturvedi said “In the afternoon, a Hindu community meal had been organized at Master Kanhaiyya Lal road and a loudspeaker was being used here at the same time, when Friday prayers were beginning. There was a verbal spat at that time but the situation was defused after intervention of community elders.”
As per reports both sides pelted stones at each other and vandalised public property.
Following the incident police reinforcements were rushed to the scene. Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) has also been deployed.