Bareilly: Alleging that the riots in
Faridpur town was "pre-planned", BJP leader Maneka Gandhi
today demanded that illegally constructed places of worship
should be identified to curb communal violence.
"The way in which illegal explosives were recovered in
the town showed that the clash was pre-planned. The illegal
religious places should be identified as they are used for
stone pelting and other such activities," she claimed.
The MP from Aonla alleged that riots before festivals
had become common and religious places were used to issue
inflammatory statements and stone pelting, which led to
The district administration was working under pressure
due to which no action could be taken against the culprits,
Gandhi said, adding police officials were also injured in the
Meanwhile, the town remained peaceful on the third day
of the clashes.
"We have detained 34 persons involved in the incident
of communal clash," IG Gurbachan Lal said, adding elaborate
security arrangements had been made there.
A 36-year-old man was yesterday shot dead and two
others injured as clashes broke out in riot-hit Faridpur town.
The town has witnessed communal clashes after a stone
pelting incident on Kanwariyas on August 16.