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Communal tension in Gwalior, curfew in one area

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Gwalior: Stray incidents of violence were reported in an area of this Madhya Pradesh city on Saturday after a spat between a Moharram procession turned ugly and a baton charge and tear gas had to be used to restore order, police said.

Curfew has been imposed in police station area, a police official said.

According to police, the passing of a Moharram procession in front of a Hindu religious site in Sevanagar area was opposed on Friday night, leading to a clash between members of both communities. Police intervened and brought the situation under control.

However, another spat took place on Saturday afternoon and led to heavy brick-batting between the two communities, leading to police using force to disperse the mobs.

Superintendent of Police Harinarayan Chari Mishra told IANS that curfew was imposed in the area as a precautionary measure but the situation is now under control.


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