Curfew imposed in Bihar town after clashes during Durga idol immersion

The authorities have imposed Section 144 following the clashes which broke out during Durga idol immersion.

Situation continues to remain tense after two groups clashed during Durga idol immersion ceremony in Bihariganj town of Bihar’s Madhepura district late Tuesday night.

The authorities have imposed Section 144 following the clashes. The police and district administration officials had rushed to the spot to quell the clashes, but had to bear stern resistance from the protesters.

Some of the police personnel were also attacked. The SDM’s and DSP’s vehicles were reportedly set ablaze by the agitators, India Today reported.

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The police had to fire teargas shells to disperse the mob. Given the fact that another community will also undertake a procession, heavy police deployment has been put up in place in the entire city to thwart any untoward incident. Meanwhile, local MP Pappu Yadav too rushed to the spot to ease tempers.

The residents have been asked to remain indoors and not gather in large numbers in public places.

While the Bihar town remains tense following the clashes, the situation is not pleasant in Jammu and Kashmir’s capital Srinagar.

Curfew continued on the 96th day by the civic authorities as a precautionary move to prevent any violent incident as Wednesday marks Muharram. Kashmir is on the boil since the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Besides the internal disturbance, there seems to be no end to the terrorist attacks in the troubled state. Two terrorists have been gunned down by the security forces in Pampore town of the state, an operation which entered the third day today.

The terrorists were holed up inside the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building, which has been reduced to rubble since the attack.