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By Marcus Dam
There was simmering tension between village residents belonging to the two communities over the rights to the land but old ties between the living brought forth peace.
The Superintendent of Police, Malda, Pankaj Datta, said that representatives of the Muslim community in Sitalpur village of Chanchal block decided on the step at a meeting on November 15.
Tensions were growing for days, punctuated by altercations, between the members of the two communities over complaints of encroachment into each other's area during funerals. Police pickets had been posted.
The decisive meeting of village seniors was conducted in the presence of civil and police officials.
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