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Following stone-pelting incidents in Delhi's Jahangirpuri, Delhi Police deployed heavy security in the area on Saturday. Clashes between two communities were reported during 'Shobha Yatra' procession. Some people, including policemen have been injured.

"The situation is under control. We have deployed additional force where the incident took place," Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana told ANI, and added, “Two policemen were injured in this clash ...we will take strict action against culprits."

Forces have been deployed in sensitive areas all across Delhi.

Meanwhile, appealing for peace, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "I appeal to everyone to maintain peace as the country can not progress without it. Central government has the responsibility to maintain peace in the national capital. Appeal to people to maintain peace." 

On the other hand, the home ministry is keeping a close watch on the situation and gave necessary directions to the Delhi Police. According to sources, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to the Delhi Commissioner of Police and Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Dependra Pathak over the Jahangirpuri incident and asked them to maintain law and order. Pathak said, "The situation is under control. We are trying to create a peaceful environment by holding talks with peace committees and appeal to everyone to maintain peace."

(With inputs from agencies)

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