New Delhi: Days after Trilokpuri area witnessed communal clashes, tensions are simmering in Delhi's Bawana region where Hindu residents on Sunday took part in a a mahapanchayat demanding a bar on taziya procession to be held by Muslims on Muharram (November 04).
In Bawana, Hindu, Muslims colonies are separated by a drain and people from the minority community are expected to take out the procession on Muharram from the Hindu colony, whose residents are opposed to it.
Reports say that BJP MLA Gugan Singh, who took part in the mahapanchayat, has reportedly said that there is a possibility of violence if the taziya procession is carried through the Hindu colony and the administration will be held responsible for the action.
Around 1,000 people attended the mahapanchayat. Almost all the people attending the sabha were opposed to passage of procession through Hindu colony.
Earlier, in October, Bawana had witnessed similar communal tensions on the occasion of Eid. Some persons belonging to the Hindu community had alleged that Muslims were stealing their cattle for sacrifice.
The issue of cow slaughter had flared up within the residents of Hindu colony.
Muharram is observed by Muslims to mourn the death of Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad in the battle of Karbala.
Two groups of Hindus and Muslims clashed on Diwali on October 23 in Trilokpuri area after which the authorities imposed prohibitory orders banning gatherings and movements of people.
So far, 68 people have been arrested in connection with the clashes.
Trilokpuri, divided into 36 blocks, is being manned by over 1,000 security personnel from Delhi Police, Rapid Action Force and Central Reserve Police Force along with over 30 police vans, water cannons and riot control vehicles.