Desecration of Quran leads to tension in Uttar Pradesh

September 6th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Sep 6 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district following an the alleged desecration of the Quran, the police said Saturday. “Several pages of the holy book were found burnt late Friday night in Ahangram locality in Bulandshahr,” police officer Alok Kumar told IANS.

“Following this, several members of the Muslim community Saturday took to the streets and also attempted to assault members of the Hindu community, whom they blamed for the desecration,” Kumar said.

Members of the Muslim community also blocked roads, disrupting traffic in various parts of Bulandshahr, which is about 400 km from here.

“Sensing a communal flare-up in the district, security has been beefed up,” he added.

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