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.

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.

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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