Sectarian tension in Baramulla town
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 22:29
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.


First Published: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 22:29

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