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Curfew relaxed in Indian city after clashes

  • Officials in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populated state, have relaxed a curfew in Saharanpur city after three people died and 20 were injured in clashes between Sikh and Muslim groups.

    Around 40 people have been arrested for the violence, which began over a land dispute between the two communities. While communal violence is not infrequent in India, fighting between Muslims and Sikhs is uncommon.

    In September 2013, more than 40 people died in rioting between Hindus and Muslims in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district. 

     

     

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