According to reports, curfew imposed in Assam after 15 people were injured in a communal clash in Hailakandi district today. Three police constables were among those injured. Several shops and motorbikes were also damaged.
Local reports said that the clashes began when a group of Muslim men assembled on a public road in the town and said they will offer prayers on the street. “The other group tried to stop [them] and that led to an argument,” said Mohneesh Mishra, Hailakandi’s police chief, while adding that heavy security had been deployed in the area.The motorbike owners lodged a first information report and demanded that the police take action against the accused and said that they will offer prayers on the road if action was not taken.