Jabalpur: Prohibitory orders after communal clash
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Last Updated: Monday, November 07, 2011, 20:49
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 unruly mob.

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.


First Published: Monday, November 07, 2011, 20:49

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