Tension gripped old city area here when a group of persons indulged in stone pelting and arson demanding action against two youths for allegedly posting objectionable content on a social networking site, hurting religious sentiments.
Against the backdrop of violence following a string of objectionable posts related to popular icons, the Maharashtra government has decided to request the Centre to take steps to bring restrictions on social media.
Communal tension broke out in Nainital district`s Ramnagar town after pictures hurtful to the religious sentiments of a particular community were uploaded on a social networking site, a senior police official said here.
Expressing satisfaction over the law and order situation in state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said despite persistent attempts, Maoists have "been denied foothold" here and asserted her government will not spare anyone who tries to whip up communal passions.
District Magistrate of riot-hit Muzaffarnagar on Saturday said there was no fresh incident of communal violence in the district, and accused a section of media of linking "normal crime incidents with communal tension."