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Communal tension in Rajasthan’s Banswara, curfew imposed

Two groups pelted stones at each other over a disputed religious site in Kalika Mata area.

india Updated: May 12, 2017 15:33 IST
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Curfew was imposed after two groups clashed in Rajasthan’s Banswara district.(PTI File/ Representational Photo)

Indefinite curfew was clamped on Friday in several areas of Banswara district in Rajasthan following communal tension between two groups over a religious site.

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

According to sources, the groups have been at loggerheads over a disputed religious site in Kalika Mata area.

“Two vehicles were torched and three persons were injured in the incident last night,” Banswara collector Bhagwati Prasad told PTI.

He said the groups clashed with each other when a Shab-e- Baraat procession was passing by the localities around 11pm on Thursday.

Both the groups pelted stones at each other following which police teams were deployed in the area.

“The entire area was cordoned-off and heavy police was deployed to bring the situation under control,” Prasad said.

The district administration has imposed section 144 of CrPC to avoid any untoward incident, he added.

First Published: May 12, 2017 15:32 IST