Belagavi tense over hoisting of religious flag

first_imgTension prevailed in the communally-sensitive northwestern city of Belagavi (Belgaum) in Karnataka, on Monday, as people belonging to two different religions, clashed over hoisting a religious flag in the Khadakgalli area.On Monday, while the festival Shivaratri was being celebrated, a house-owner allegedly deliberately hoisted a green-coloured flag atop his home leading to an argument in the neighbhourhood. Subsequently, another group hoisted a saffron-coloured flag in the locality.This escalated into a fight with men from two different religions trading blows. The police intervened in time and put the clash to an end. The police removed flags hoisted by the two different groups. Additional policemen were deployed in the locality to prevent any untoward incident.last_img read more