March 2007 News

Mendhar calm, curfew relaxed

25 March 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Mendhar: Normalcy prevailed in the town today following last nightís agreement between two communities as authorities relaxed curfew this afternoon and Revenue authorities started demarcation of land for construction of a Madarsa. No untoward incident was reported in any part of the town today including during curfew relaxation, official sources said. After last nightís agreement between the two communities in which both parties had agreed to leave some part of their land for construction of a Madarsa, Revenue authorities in the presence of senior police and civil officers started demarcation of land for construction of Madarsa. Late tonight reports said that demarcation of land was completed after which the structures were shifted to donated land in the presence of police and security forces. Army provided lights in the area to complete the work during night, sources said. As reported, trouble had flared up in Mendhar on March 21 when majority community raised three structures over Mahesh Chanderís land on the banks of Mendhar nullah for construction of a Madarsa. Police demolished the structures which were again raised by the majority community. The structures were again razed early yesterday after which authorities imposed curfew and called out troops to restore law and order following a clash between majority community and police in which several cops and civilians were injured.


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