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Indefinite curfew in violence-hit Rajasthan district

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 13, 2017, 3:17 am IST
Updated : May 13, 2017, 3:17 am IST

At least 10 persons, including five cops, were injured in stone pelting.

The curfew was imposed in Kalika Mata, Gorakh Imli, Khatwara and Pathri Ganj areas falling under the Kotwali police station, following stone pelting between two groups. (Photo: PTI/Representational)
 The curfew was imposed in Kalika Mata, Gorakh Imli, Khatwara and Pathri Ganj areas falling under the Kotwali police station, following stone pelting between two groups. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Jaipur: Communal tension gripped Banswara area in Rajasthan on Friday after clashes between members of two communities over a disputed place. The district administration has imposed indefinite curfew after some people from different communities clashed with each other over a disputed religious place in Kalikamata-Khatwar locality.

At least 10 persons, including five cops, were injured in stone pelting, lathicharge and bursting of tear gas shell, superintendent of police Banswara Kaluram Rawat said.

 

The curfew was imposed in Kalika Mata, Gorakh Imli, Khatwara and Pathri Ganj areas falling under the Kotwali police station, following stone pelting between two groups.

“The situation is tense but under control after the imposition of the curfew in the old city of Banswara. Two groups of different communities clashed late on Thursday and indulged in arson and stone pelting”, the SP said.

The fight occurred over a disputed religious place where no prayer was held following a mutual understanding between these communities, but last night some people lit ‘agarbatti’, which was objected to by other community people, leading to clashes. The groups clashed when a Shab-e-Baraat procession was passing by the localities late on Thursday.

 

Tags: communal tension, curfew, shab-e-baraat
Location: India, Rajasthan, Jaipur