India, Oct. 23 -- Tension prevailed in Bastora Narang village of Hastinapur in Meerut after a group of Thakurs declared it a 'Thakur village' on Wednesday. They put up a sign board to this effect at the entrance of the village, with paintings of Maharana Pratap and Prithviraj Chauhan.

Other communities, including Scheduled Castes, Muslims and Kashyaps objected to this move and submitted a complaint in the Hastinapur police station on Thursday, accusing the Thakurs of provoking people and trying to incite a caste confrontation in the village.

The village has a population of over 8,000, dominated by Thakurs, followed by Scheduled Castes, Muslims, Kashyaps, Sikhs and other communities.

Gram Sabha member Indramani Jayant said, "We have liv...