Tension prevails in Lucknow after sectarian clash



Lucknow: Tension prevailed in the old city area here on Friday following a sectarian clash triggered by a minor dispute over a procession, a senior police official said.

The Shias were taking out 'Azadari' procession in Kudiyaganj locality here when they had an altercation with the members of the Sunni sect returning after offering Friday prayers, SSP R K Chaturvedi said.

Later, both the sides started pelting stones at each other, following which the police officials rushed to the area to control the situation.

Additional force has been deployed in the area as a precautionary measure to prevent any untoward incident, the SSP added.

PTI