Old Delhi's Hauz Qazi area became a center point to clashes that broke out between two communities reportedly over a parking issue.
A video went viral online which showed a man claiming to have been beaten up by some people (suspepected to be drunk) over a parking issue.
दिल्ली के हौजकाजी में कल रात एक मंदिर पर पत्थर बरसायें गए और तोड़ फोड़ की गई— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) July 1, 2019
पहले पूरे इलाके में अफवाह फैलाई गई कि एक मुस्लिम लड़के की मोब लिंचिंग हुई हैं, जबरदस्ती जय श्री राम बुलवाया हैं
उसके बाद मंदिर में, थाने में जो हुआ वो आपके सामने हैं pic.twitter.com/Tak2yeBeOi
The incident soon flared up with some people of a different community vandalising a Durga temple in the area, triggering communal tension.
As per reports around 200 entered the temple and vandalised it. The group first entered the house and beat up a man and before targeting the temple.
This incident took place on Sunday night around 10 PM.
Some miscreants vandalised 100 years old #Temple in #HauzQuazi area.. Sad to say The incident took place 200 mt. Far from #HauzQuazi police station.. @DelhiPolice should take action.. @CPDelhi @HMOIndia pic.twitter.com/tatT2AKxvP— saurabh srivastava (@saurabhsriLive) July 1, 2019
Delhi Police is at the scene as situation remained tense. Police were looking into the matter as security remains tight in the area to avoid any further violence.
In a tweet Delhi Police said: After some altercation & scuffle over a parking issue in Hauz Qazi, tension arose b/w two groups of people from different communities.We have taken legal action & all efforts are being made to pacify feelings &bring about amity. People are requested to help in restoring normalcy.
After some altercation &scuffle over a parking issue in Hauz Qazi, tension arose b/w two groups of people from different communities.We have taken legal action & all efforts are being made to pacify feelings &bring about amity. People are requested to help in restoring normalcy.— DCP Central Delhi (@DCPCentralDelhi) July 1, 2019