What began as a minor argument after songs were played outside a mosque on the occasion of Holi on Sunday night, turned into a full-scale protest by Hindu organisations at Chengicherla on Monday morning.

The situation at Chengicherla village in Ghatkesar mandal, 50 kilometres from the city, was tense after the police had to intervene and lathi-charged protestors.

On Monday, Hindu groups took out a rally to protest against the alleged attack on local people who were celebrating Holi in Hyderabad’s Chengicherla in the night a day earlier on March 24. Arguments began after the group celebrating Holi reportedly played songs outside a mosque during prayers.