Curfew in Kashmir village after clashes

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 11:51

Srinagar: Curfew has been imposed in a Kashmir village after one person was killed in clashes between two groups over the use of a mosque loudspeaker on Monday night.

Shabir Ahmad Bhat, 20, was killed and two people were injured when followers of two different schools of Islamic thought clashed in Sindhbal village of Ganderbal district, 22 km from here.

"Curfew has been clamped in Sindhbal to maintain law and order. The situation is peaceful now", said a senior police officer.

Reports from the village said a simmering tension between followers of two schools of Islamic thought erupted when followers of the two groups clashed with each other.

Shabir Ahmad Bhat was badly injured in the clashes and died in the hospital. The condition of the other injured youth is stable, said doctors.

Police have registered a case after the clashes.

Senior civil and police officers also visited the village and assured of action against those responsible for Shabir`s death.


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First Published: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 11:51

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