Members of two communities today clashed in Delhi's Jahangirpuri area after stones were allegedly pelted at a Hanuman Jayanti procession.
Several people, including cops, have been injured in the ensuing chaos.
Visuals from the clashes show huge groups of people on different sides of a road pelting stones at each other and quickly falling back as the police try to intervene.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said that it's not just Jahangirpuri but other adjoining and sensitive areas have also seen clashes.
He said that the situation is being monitored. Additional forces have been sent to troubled areas
Two companies of RAF have also been deployed in and around Jahangirpuri. Two policemen have been injured but the nature of injuries can only be known after investigations
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Mr Asthana and Delhi Police's Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Dependra Pathak.
He directed them to take necessary action in wake of the violence and handle the matter sensitively.