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Outer Delhi tense as Muharram march banned

DELHI: Days after communal riots hit east Delhi, tension is simmering in another part of the capital with a group of villagers resolving not to allow Muharram procession in their area.

The decision taken at a ‘maha-panchayat’ held in Bawana village in northwest Delhi on Sunday had the support of local elected representatives, BJP MLA Ghuggan Singh and Congress Councillor Devinder Poni, both of whom present at the meeting.

“They (Muslims) can do whatever they want in their houses but they have no right to disturb others. I congratulate the youth from the area for taking up this cause (to stop Muharram procession in Bawana market) and support you,” Singh said, addressing the congregation attended by heads of several local Jat-dominated villages.