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Sangli clashes: Situation tense, curfew ends today

Last Updated: Monday, September 7, 2009 - 09:24

Zeenews Bureau

Sangli (Maharashtra): Tension prevails in western Maharashtra’s Sangli following communal clash between two communities.

The curfew, imposed after the clashes, will be in force till 2 pm today.

The city had been tense since Thursday when some members of minority community allegedly damaged a Ganesh pendal depicting the historical scene of Shivaji killing Afzal Khan, they said.

The Ganesh mandals here have not immersed the idols as a protest against the incident.

The curfew was also imposed in troubled Miraj city in the district last night.

Maharashtra Home Minister Jayant Patil, who visited the city yesterday, urged members of both the communities to maintain peace and harmony.

The minister could not give orders due to Model Code of Conduct which is in force due to next month`s Assembly elections, sources said.

First Published: Monday, September 7, 2009 - 09:24
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