Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    33 / 23 ℃  City Forecast


Indian police arrests attackers against police in Muslim district


10:38, July 23, 2012

NEW DELHI, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Police have arrested an unspecified number of people in the Muslim district of Old Delhi for pelting stones against police Saturday night over dispute on the construction of a mosque, said police on Sunday.

The incident took place near the Jama Masjid mosque where an excavated site was planned by local Muslims to build a mosque. But authorities Saturday afternoon stopped the construction work of the mosque on the Delhi High Court's order and handed over the site to archaeologists.

A mob pelted stones and injured 10 policemen afterwards.

The police officials said the situation was volatile and " anything could happen", though there had been no violent incidents so far, according to Indo-Asian News Service.

"We have arrested a few people in this connection. An inspector and a head constable and eight constables were injured when the mob pelted stones at them," Additional Commissioner of Police Devesh Chandra Srivastva told the media.

The police post and the gates of the excavation site have bore marks of stones that hit them Saturday while a car smashed in a by- lane nearby. The protestors had also attacked some buses Saturday night.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. APF servicemen in training

  2. Hazards removed from apartment of cinema shooting suspect

  3. No hard landing for Chinese economy

  4. Int'l Youth Dance Festival held in Macao

  5. Two escape from burning building by bed sheet in Beijing

  6. 'Sanfutie' gains popularity

Most Popular


  1. West wrong on Chinese public's Syria view
  2. Clinton’s Asia trip takes economic turn
  3. Will SE Asia become a battleground?
  4. Credit stimulus not panacea
  5. Reforms are promising, but not perfect
  6. Raise awareness of domestic brands
  7. Ivy League not gold standard for teachers
  8. No need to panic about slowdown in China
  9. Commentary: Health of stock market
  10. S. China Sea tensions stirred up with outside help

What's happening in China

Hostage case prompts questions on training

  1. New track laid to link Xinjiang's Lop Nur
  2. Storms set to hit southwest of China
  3. Transport workers welcome higher wages
  4. License plate cost still high despite new policy
  5. 15 arrested in cross-border bank card fraud scam

China Features

  1. You and me, in Beijing to understand China
  2. Guided-missile battalion conducts training
  3. Main ingredient of Evian toner is water
  4. DPRK celebrates top leader's Marshal title
  5. Cangshan Mountain in Shanxi province

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai