Orders prohibiting assembly of five or more people and carrying weapons were imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC in Sirsa town on Thursday, following violent clashes between two communities late on Wednesday night.
In the clash between members of the Ravidasiya community and Shorger community late on Wednesday, at least 10 people were injured, police said. The clash took place around 9 pm on Wednesday after a poster of Guru Ravidas was found torn near Gurudwara Chilla Sahib.
Soon, members of the said communities were seen pelting each other with bricks and exchanging blows of batons. After getting the information, police teams reached the spot and controlled the situation from getting out of hands.
On Thursday morning, police officials called the representatives of both the communities for talks. However, members of both the communities clashed again. Taking note of the seriousness of the situation, deputy commissioner J Ganesan and superintendent of police Saurabh Singh also visited the spot. Police also used mild force to disperse the troublemakers. Markets remained closed.
"Police teams have been asked to keep an eye on the trouble-makers and keep the headquarters updated," said SP Saurabh Singh. "Situation is now under control. Police teams, along with CRPF personnel called from Hisar and Fatehabad, have been deployed on Rania Road and several other parts of the city," Saurabh Singh said.
Security at the entry and exit points of the city have also been beefed up.