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Communal flare-up in Kanpur, 17 held
National Herald | 03/06/2022 06:52 PM | Click to read full article
A communal clash broke out in Kanpur on Friday after members of one community started forcing closure of shops in the Beconganj area after the Friday prayers.
The members had announced closure of the market in protest against BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma's purported derogatory remarks on Prophet Mohammad. After Friday prayers, members of one community started getting the shops closed and the other community protested over this. This led to clashes.