Minor scuffle turns into communal clash ahead of assembly polls in Gujarat


Two persons were injured and several vehicles set on fire after a minor scuffle soon turned into communal clash in Gujarat’s Mehsana district on Wednesday.

Photo: VTV Gujarat

The incident took place in Mehsana’s Nagalpur area after a youth from Rabari community accidentally hit the group of youth sitting outside the college with his two-wheeler.

What started as a minor argument soon turned into a full-blown communal clashes with members of two communities fighting pitched battles, hurling stones at each other and setting fire to vehicles near a college close to Valinath chowk.

“It was a personal issue between some youths which resulted in a clash between the people from two communities. At least two persons have received minor injuries during the clash. Two vehicles were also torched by the mob. The situation is now under control,” PTI quoted a police officer.

The officer said that cross complaints had been filed by both the sides sides. However, no arrests have been made so far.

Gujarat goes to poll in December this year the BJP facing its toughest battle yet since it formed its first government in Gujarat in mid 90s.

There’s a considerable anger against the saffron party with people poking fun at the party’s claims on development. Development gone crazy has become a new buzz word in the state. The saffron party is also facing unrest among Dalit and Patel communities.

The party was dealt a huge setback when it failed to stop the Rajya Sabha win of veteran Congress leader, Ahmed Patel, last month. Polarisation has always helped the BJP and the incident in Mehsana is being seen as another attempt to divide the communities along the lines their beliefs.