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Curfew clamped in Mangalore district

Curfew was clamped in Mangalore Rural Police limits following clashes between two communities.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2006 21:41 IST

Curfew was clamped for two days from Friday in Mangalore Rural Police limits, Ullal and Konaje in the district following clashes between two communities, official sources said.

Trouble erupted when two communities pelted stones at each other during a prayer session near Ullal which led to the incident, the sources said.

A 'bandh' (shutdown), in response to a call given by the Bajrang Dal in Puttur to express solidarity with the Mangalore unit, was peaceful.

A shutdown was observed in the district yesterday following a call by Bajrang Dal after a clash between members of two communities over stopping of a vehicle carrying cattle to the slaughterhouse. The issue spilled over to Ullal and Konaje, taking a communal turn, sources said.

Except for stray incidents of stone pelting and road blockades, the situation is under control now in Mangalore, police said.

The district administration had clamped prohibitory orders under section 144 Cr PC for three days from Thursday.

Schools and colleges have been closed and vehicular traffic came to a standstill while some establishments were open.

First Published: Oct 06, 2006 21:41 IST