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Ethnic clash occurs in Modi's home constituency

English.news.cn   2014-07-19 17:52:55

NEW DELHI, July 19 (Xinhua) -- An ethnic clash took place Friday night in Vadodara, Gujarat in western India which is the home constituency of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, local media reported Saturday.

Two groups clashed and pelted stones at each other after an argument late on Friday night, prompting police to lob tear gas shells to restore order, the Press Trust of India quoted a senior official as saying.

The violence was reported from Junigadhi and Chhipwad, two restive areas, where three companies of Special Reserve Police Force with about 300 personnel were deployed to maintain peace and prevent any flare-up, the report said.

No injuries were reported so far.

Gujarat saw a large scale ethnic clash in 2002 when hundreds of people, either Hindus or Muslims, were killed.

Editor: Fu Peng
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