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)
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.