The incident took place this evening in Panchayatan village when the two groups, from the same community, indulged in violence and brickbats, they said.
"The two groups had together carried out the Kanwar last year but this year there was some conflict between them over donation collections in the village and the bhandara (community feast), Superintendent of Police, Noida Rural, Aashish Shrivastava said.
He said when one of the groups decided to take out their own separate kanwar yatra and held a prayer at a village temple, members of the other side arrived there and heated arguments ensued.
Soon both sides engaged in stick fights and brickbats, resulting in injuries to members of both parties, he said.
The injured were taken to a hospital for treatment, he added.
The SP said that the police were in the process of filing complaints based on inputs from both parties.
As a precautionary measure security was stepped up in Panchayatan and some senior police officials visited it, the SHO, who was present in the village tonight, told PTI.
Thousands of Kanwarias (devotees of Lord Shiva) from across the country carry out the 'kanwar yatra' an annual pilgrimage during the auspicious Hindu month 'Shraavana'.
They carry 'Kanwars' on their shoulders, wearing saffron dresses and walk hundreds of miles barefoot to bathe the 'Shivaling'. The devotees go a long way to fetch 'Ganga Jal' to offer it to Lord Shiva.
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