21 Men Arrested In Delhi Hanuman Jayanti Violence

India: With heavy police deployment, the situation in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri remained tense but under control, hours after clashes broke out between two communities during a Hanuman Jayanti procession on Saturday.

Incidences of stone-pelting and vehicles being set on fire were reported. Roughly eight police personnel and one civilian were injured in the clashes as per latest information. 21 arrests have been made so far, the Delhi Police said.

Meanwhile, reports of stone-pelting and clashes have also surfaced from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttarakhand.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to the people to maintain peace. “The country cannot progress without peace, all people have to maintain peace, law and order. If needed, there is an agency, there is the police, whose responsibility is there. It is the responsibility of the central government to create peace and order in Delhi,” he said.