Curfew imposed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district after Thursday’s communal clashes

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Thursday’s Communal clashes in Raya Morh area of Samba dstrict of Jammu and Kashmir have prompted the authorities to impose curfew in the area.

According to reports, a group of violent people on Thursday set an SDM’s official vehicle on fire before smashing various other government vehicles on Jammu-Sringar highway.

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A police official said, “Curfew was imposed in Samba district after violence erupted there following alleged religious sacrilege by members of one community,”

The state government had to call in army to control the situation, which at one point, appeared to spiral out of control.

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The protesters belonging to a community complained that their religious scriptures had been torched inside a factory in Bari Brahmana industrial area in Samba.

Police and civil administration are seeking the help of the community elders of the two communities to restore communal harmony in the town.

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