Curfew imposed in J&K’s Bhaderwah town after communal tension

A curfew was imposed and the army called in for a flag march in Bhadroh in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir as tension spread in the area on Thursday evening after allegedly inflammatory sermons were delivered from a mosque, according to officials.

Police registered a case over the alleged inflammatory speeches and warned people not to take the law into their own hands.

“The curfew was imposed as a precaution in light of the sectarian tension,” one of the officials said, adding that additional security personnel had been deployed to the area to ensure peace.

According to the officials, inflammatory speeches were made during a protest against some insulting statements of the Prophet Muhammad.

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The alleged videos of inflammatory sermons went viral on social media.

“Actions have been taken (over inflammatory speeches). A case has been registered under IPC Section 295-A (willful and malicious acts, intended to provoke the religious sentiments of any class by insulting their religion or religious beliefs) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation). ) at Bhadroh Police Station,” the official said. .

“Anyone who takes the law themselves will not be exempt,” he said.

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