Jabalpur: Prohibitory orders under
section 144 of IPC were imposed in two police station areas in
the city following a clash between two communities, a top
official said on Monday.
"The orders banning assembly were imposed in Kotwali
and Lordganj police station areas as a preventive measure
since last night," District Collector Gulshan Bamra said.
The clash took place over the remarks of a Jain Muni
during his discourse in which he had advised not to burst
crackers as gunpowder used in them is impure, Bamra said.
Soon after taking part in Maha Aarti at a temple, some
youths went to Bada Phuhawara area where they had a quarrel
with some Jain youths over the reported remarks, he said.
In a moment, members from both the communities
assembled and pelted stones at each other amid slogans, Bamra
said, adding police used mild lathi-charge to disperse the
However, there was no report of any injury to any
person, the collector said.
On October 28, the two community members had a minor
scuffle over bursting of crackers to celebrate "Bhai Dooj"
during Diwali festival.