Communal clash: Curfew continues in Chittorgarh

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Jaipur, Mar 23: Indefinite curfew, imposed in Chittorgarh town in Rajasthan following communal clashes during Holi celebrations yesterday, continued today without any relaxation.A Police spokesman told to the source that the situation in the affected areas of the town was now peaceful as no untoward incident was reported from anywhere.

The old city areas of the town witnessed communal clashes during the Holi celebrations yesterday, forcing the administration impose curfew. Incidents of stone pelting, arson and loot were reported from about 20 places, even as people, equipped with batons and arms, were gathering at some places till late last evening even after imposition of the curfew.Scores of people, including some police personnel, were injured in the violence.

The communal violence had marred the Holi celebrations in the Tonk town with the revellers clashing with people of a particular community outside a religious place in Heera Chowk area. Several people, including four to five police personnel, were injured in the incident in Tonk town.

Meanwhile, the situation was normal, the police added.


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