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Curfew imposed in Jammu region after commul clashes

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Jammu, August 21: A curfew was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district late Thursday following commul clashes, authorities said on Friday. “Curfew was imposed in Samba district after violence erupted there following alleged religious sacrilege by members of one community,” a police official told IANS here. Violent clashes erupted yesterday (Thursday) evening at Raya Morh area in Samba district where protesters torched the vehicle of the district magistrate and smashed other vehicles on the Jammu-Srigar highway. Several policemen and protesters were injured in the clashes. Army was called during the night to install confidence among the people, district administration officials said. The protesters alleged their religious scriptures had been torched inside a factory in Bari Brahma industrial area. Police and civil administration are seeking the help of the elders of the two communities to restore commul harmony in the town. (IANS)

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