Sectarian tension in Baramulla town

Sectarian tension on Sunday gripped Kunzar area of Baramulla district following desecration of a religious book for which one person has been arrested.

Updated: Feb 27, 2011, 22:29 PM IST

Srinagar: Sectarian tension on Sunday gripped
Kunzar area of Baramulla district following desecration of a
religious book for which one person has been arrested.

Two youths allegedly desecrated a holy book in Kunzar
town on Srinagar-Gulmarg road, 35 kms from here, this evening,
official sources said.

The rival group torched a residential house but
timely action by police and fire brigade department prevented
the fire from spreading to nearby buildings, the sources said.

They said police have arrested one Farooq Ahmed Wani
and started searches to nab the other accused Tariq Ahmed
Shiekh, a resident of Handwara in Kupwara district.

Senior officials of the district are monitoring the
situation, the sources added.

PTI