Temple demolition sparks violence in Bihar

| Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 14:01
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Temple demolition in Bihar

Protests continue in Bihar over temple demolition

Patna: Tension prevailed in Bihar's Hajipur town on Wednesday, a day after police demolished a temple as part of an anti-encroachment drive on the order of the Patna High Court.
At least ten police officials were injured and a few vehicles torched in the protest by people, police said. The injured are being treated in a local hospital.
Additional security forces have been deployed in the town, about 30 km from here, in view of tension following violent protests by the locals including both Hindus and Muslims.
As per the sources, The High Court had ordered demolition of temple as it was built on unauthorized land. However, the protestors are opposing the move and claim that the temple is built on private property and cannot be demolished.
According to police officials, the locals attacked a police team and pelted stones at them during the demolition.
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