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Curfew imposed in J&K town post clashes

Curfew was clamped Saturday morning in a town in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district following clashes between members of the Hindu and Muslim communities over a piece of land.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2007 03:27 PM IST

Curfew was clamped Saturday morning in a town in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district following clashes between members of the Hindu and Muslim communities over a piece of land.

Police had to use teargas shells to disperse the clashing groups in the border town of Mendhar, around 200 km from here.

A district official said that the curfew would continue on residents of Mendhar until tensions could be eased by bringing members of the two communities together to resolve the issue.

A section of Hindus were protesting against the alleged forcible occupation of their land by a section Muslims. The latter claimed that the land was theirs.

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