Rioting between Moslems and Hindus over plans to grant second-language status to Urdu in Uttar Pradesh state left 23 people dead and 148 injured, according to news reports.

United News of India said violence broke out Thursday when about 300 Moslem students, supporting the move to give Urdu official status, attacked Hindus at a college in Badaun, a town 375 miles east of New Delhi. It reported 11 people were killed at the college and then rioting students attacked a train about a half-mile outside Badaun and 12 more people perished.