Curfew imposed in Rajasthan town after attack on Kanwariyas

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Curfew was imposed in Malpura area in Rajasthan’s Tonk district on Friday as fresh violence erupted a day after locals pelted stones at Kanwariyas.

“An unruly mob on Friday gathered in the town and torched a shop. We dispersed them and curfew was imposed,” Additional SP Goverdhan Sekaria said.

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Members of the minority community had attacked the Kanwariyas while they were passing through a Muslim-dominated area in Malpura on Thursday.

The incident led to tension in the area and an angry mob torched a vehicle following which Section 144 of CrPC, which prohibits gathering of crowds, was imposed.

Further details were awaited.

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