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Tension over camel ?sacrifice?

PROHIBITORY ORDER was implemented in Seoni following tension caused due to the alleged sacrifice of a camel here on Friday. According to police, tension prevailed in the district following a rumour that a particular community sacrificed a camel here.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 11:43 IST
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PROHIBITORY ORDER was implemented in Seoni following tension caused due to the alleged sacrifice of a camel here on Friday. According to police, tension prevailed in the district following a rumour that a particular community sacrificed a camel here. Earlier, on persuasion by district officials, members of the community had agreed not to sacrifice the camel, police added.

Soon after the rumour was spread, people in large number assembled at the spot where the sacrifice was made. They wanted to see the camel if it was sacrificed. Meanwhile, people started shouting slogan against the particular community.

Sub-divisional Magistrate Santosh Saxena said in view of tension prevailed in the area, prohibitory order was promulgated in the entire district. Additional police force was deputed in the city. Besides this, police force was also called from Chhindwara, Narsinghpur and Jabalpur.

Sources informed that a community brought a camel here from Rajasthan for sacrifice on Eid and it was kept at a chowk. As the people opposed it, the district Collector and officials had advised the community not to sacrifice the camel and they had agreed also. Chief of Peoples’ for Animals, Maneka Gandhi, through a fax had also urged the Collector to intervene in the matter.

First Published: Jan 14, 2006 11:43 IST