Curfew imposed in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior after communal tension

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Parts of Madhya Pradesh experienced communal flare-ups on Saturday after a scuffle during Muharram procession turned violent in Gwalior.

Police had to resort to baton charge and fire tear gas shells to control the fast deteriorating law and order situation.

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Local police said that curfew has been imposed in police station area.

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.

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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 said that curfew was imposed in the area as a precautionary measure but the situation is now under control.

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