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Babri Masjid demonstrations turn violent in Delhi
December 06, 2007 15:16 IST
Last Updated: December 06, 2007 15:20 IST
Five people were injured on Thursday when activists of the Shiv Sena and a Muslim organisation clashed during their demonstrations in New Delhi on the 15th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid.
Violence broke out at around at Jantar Mantar when an unidentified man pelted stones at the activists of All India Babri Masjid Re-Building Committee, who were demanding the reconstruction of the structure, a senior police official said.
The Shiv Sainiks, who were celebrating the day as Vijay Divas, and AIBRC members held their demonstrations close to each other.
The Sainiks marched towards the place of demonstration by AIBRC and both sides started shouting slogans. Soon, the war of words began and it ended into a clash between them in which five people were injured.
Additional forces were rushed to the spot and the police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the crowd.
Later, the two organisations resumed their meetings. Eyewitnesses said there were only a few policemen who tried to manage the agitating demonstrators.