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Violence rocks Madhya Pradesh cities, 24 injured
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April 03, 2007 02:21 IST
At least 24 people were injured in violence that rocked three cities of Madhya Pradesh, prompting authorities to impose curfew in Narsinghgarh and prohibitory orders in Nogaon on Monday.

Curfew was clamped in Narsinghgarh town of Rajgarh district after two communities clashed and set on fire around 50 shops, besides pelting stones at each other, police said.

Police used batons and fired teargas to control violence that broke out when a Hanuman Jayanti procession was being taken out. Reports said 10 people were injured in the town. Prohibitory orders under section 144 of CRPC were clamped in Nogaon town of Chhatarpur district following tension due to a fight between two communities, police said.

Two persons were injured in stray incidents of violence on Sunday night as members of a community, who alleged that stones were pelted at their houses, tore flags erected for an Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi procession.

One person was arrested and sent to jail while cases for inciting communal hatred were registered against some eight persons.

Twelve people were injured in Jabalpur as Hindu activists and members of the Christian community clashed last night after allegations of forced religious conversions were made by Hindu groups.

Twenty-five activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Dharam Sena were booked for violence in Dhamapur, while a complaint was filed against members of the Christian community, police said.

Police were deployed in all sensitive areas and steps were taken to maintain peace in the area.

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