Hyderabad tense; more forces deployed

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Hyderabad, Mar 29: Hyderabad continued to remain tense on Monday, Mar 29, following communal clashes that erupted last evening in the old part of city.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah said that additional forces were being deployed to restore peace in the trouble-hit areas.

Rosaiah said, "We are constantly monitoring and reviewing the situation and also talking to the Centre on this. The Centre has sent 10 companies (about 1000 personnel) of paramilitary forces on my request to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram."

According to police, at least 36 people were injured in stone-pelting and 70 others taken into custody after the clashes between two communities in the old city.

Incidents of stabbing, arson, stone pelting, attacks on places of worship, shops and vehicles were reported

Prohibitory orders were clamped in 18 police stations of south zone and four police stations of Goshamahal division of west zone of the city.

Rosaiah said the government was taking every step to ensure peace and appealed to all sections to observe restraint.

State Home Minister P Sabita Reddy visited some of the trouble spots this morning while Director General of Police R R Girish Kumar was in the affected areas till late in the night.

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