Clashes break out in Uttarakhand over 'offensive' Facebook post on Kedarnath

Security reinforcements were sent to Satpuli area of the Pauri Garhwal district from the nearby area of Kotdwar. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 10, 2017, 03.29 AM (IST)

Communal clashes broke out in Uttarakhand’s Satpuli town on Sunday after a minor boy allegedly posted an ‘offensive’ picture of the Kedarnath shrine on Facebook, ANI reported. 

Several right-wing activists vandalised a vegetable shop belonging to the family of the minor boy, according to the Hindustan Times.

“They were also searching for the vegetable vendor who had fled the shop, ” Pawan Negi, an eyewitness, was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

Police said additional forces were sent to Satpuli town, in the state’s Garhwal district to prevent further flare-up.

Recently, clashes broke out between two groups in West Bengal's Basirhat district over a Facebook post. 

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The clashes broke out in Satpuli town on Sunday after a minor boy allegedly posted an ?offensive? picture of the Kedarnath shrine on Facebook