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More caste violence in Jalandhar
June 07, 2003 15:12 IST
Curfew was clamped on Saturday in more areas in Jalandhar district as caste violence continued for the third day even as FIRs were registered against Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party vice-president Vijaya Sampla, district Bahujan Samaj Party chief Pawan Tinu and 12 others for instigating riots.
A minor clash broke out in the morning in Talhan village, where an indefinite curfew has been in force since Thursday night following clashes between Jat Sikhs and Dalits, official sources said.
Overnight violence was reported from a number of areas in the disrict prompting authorities to impose curfew in Buta Mandi, Bhargo Camp, Abadpura, Siddharth Nagar, Ravi Dass Nagar, Jyoti Chowk and Nakodar Chowk, they said.
Shops remained closed in Jalandhar in response to a bandh call given by the Dalit Action Committee.
Elaborate security arrangements were made in the town for the cremation of a Dalit youth, who was killed in police firing on Thursday night.
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