Heavy police force are deployed at the village that has no mosque or madrasa. (Representational/File)

Tension prevailed at Dhulepur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district after residents belonging to a community raised objection to offering of mass prayers in two houses of the locality.

An FIR was registered against 26 persons, including 16 by name, at the Chhajlet police station under Section 505 (2) (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes) of the Indian Penal Code, said the police.

The complainant alleged that people trying to start a new practice of offering joint namaaz inside the houses.

No one has been arrested in the case.

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