The Weekend Leader - Communal tension in Gwalior, curfew in one area

Communal tension in Gwalior, curfew in one area



Stray incidents of violence were reported in an area of this Madhya Pradesh city on Saturday after a spat between a Moharram procession turned ugly and a baton charge and tear gas had to be used to restore order, police said.

Curfew has been imposed in police station area, a police official said.

According to police, the passing of a Moharram procession in front of a Hindu religious site in Sevanagar area was opposed on Friday night, leading to a clash between members of both communities. Police intervened and brought the situation under control.

However, another spat took place on Saturday afternoon and led to heavy brick-batting between the two communities, leading to police using force to disperse the mobs.

Superintendent of Police Harinarayan Chari Mishra told IANS that curfew was imposed in the area as a precautionary measure but the situation is now under control. - IANS