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Hindu, Muslim residents of Jahangirpuri take out Tiranga Yatra days after violence


The Hindu and Muslim residents in the riot-hit neighbourhood of Jahangirpuri took out a Tiranga Yatra on Sunday to send out a message of communal harmony.

The Tiranga yatra in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri intends to send out a message of communal harmony. (Photo: India Today)

A Tiranga Yatra was taken out by the Hindu and Muslim residents of the riot-hit neighbourhood of Jahangirpuri in Delhi on Sunday.

People could be seen bestowing flower petals and every house in the area hoisted the national flag.

The Tiranga yatra, which began at 6 pm, intends to send out a message of peace. People in C, B, and D Blocks of the area were also seen sending a message of communal harmony.

(Photo: India Today)

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There was heavy police deployment for the Tiranga Yatra in the area. 50 people each from both the communities are participating in the yatra, police said.

(Photo: India Today)

The Deputy Commissioner of Police of North-west Delhi, Usha Rangnani, said, “Ample security arrangements have been made for the procession.Yatra is aimed to promote peace and to restore normalcy.”

Background

A communal clash broke out between two groups in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri during a Hanuman Jayanti procession on April 16. Nine people were injured. The Delhi Police launched a probe and have arrested 25 people and two juveniles in the case so far.

Meanwhile, the Delhi BJP claimed those accused in the Jahangirpuri violence were living in illegal constructions and demanded that they be demolished. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation launched an anti-encroachment drive on Wednesday.



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