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Hindus, Muslims join in to step up vigilante; to prevent more violence in Bengal

police has been able to control the rioting, the tension undercurrent is still high

With communal tension continuing in West Bengal in the Asansol-Raniganj area earlier this week, locals have taken to step up vigilante especially during the night time to prevent more incidents that might further infuriate the sentiments.

It need be mentioned that the violence broke out during Ram Navami procession in the area.

Though police has been able to control the rioting, the tension undercurrent is still high.

But even amid all these a rather pleasant scenario emerged as the two communities in neighbouring Chinakuri area came together to ensure the safety of one another.

Hindus and Muslims in Chinakuri were seen spending sleepless nights guarding the mosques and temples in their own area to maintain peace.

Locals here, armed with torches through the night, have stepped up to protect their neighbourhood on their own to make sure miscreants don’t harm the mosques and temple here or trigger violence.

Nonetheless, police-patrolling is still on the Asansol-Raniganj area, with prohibitory orders in place and internet services still suspended to prevent any fresh violence.

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