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Madhya Pradesh town under curfew after communal clashes
Sunday April 5, 2015 7:22 PM, IANS

Neemuch (Madhya Pradesh): Curfew, imposed in a town in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch district following communal violence, continued for the third day on Sunday.

Some miscreants on Friday threw stones at a procession taken out on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti in Jawad town -- and at least 20 people were injured in the resulting melee.

Violence then flared, with a mob setting fire to residential buildings, vehicles and shops which left a number of people, including police personnel, injured.

"Women and children were exempted from the curfew between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday to let them buy things for their basic needs," Indrajit Singh, sub-divisional police officer of Jawad town, told IANS.

He said a total of 45 people have been arrested till Sunday. The authorities have reinforced security deployment in the area.

 

 

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