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 Jammu: Indefinite curfew was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri town Tuesday afternoon following  communal tension, police said. The army later carried out a flag march there.

“Indefinite curfew has been imposed in Rajouri town this afternoon to maintain law and order,” a senior police  officer told IANS here.

An order issued by District Magistrate Deepti Uppal said restrictions under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure  Code were being imposed in the town after a situation arose that could lead to breach of peace.

Tension was brewing in Rajouri after some members of a Hindu right wing party torched a flag, which they claimed was of terror group ISIS, on Eid.

Muslims, who said the flag had sacred scripture written on it and its torching amounted to sacrilege, had called for a complete shutdown and “civil curfew” in the town on Tuesday in protest.

Fearing clashes between the two communities, authorities imposed curfew and intensified patrolling by police and security forces in the town.

The army carried out a flag march, defence spokesman Col. Manish Mehta told IANS.

“After district magistrate Rajouri requisitioned army’s assistance to maintain law and order, a flag march was carried out in the town.”

(IANS)

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The photographs capture the seasonal changes visible around the lake, coupled with the poems she wrote on its different moods.

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A book compiling photographs and poems on the “various moods” of Jammu and Kashmir’s Dal Lake was launched by Honorary Consul General of Comoros K.L. Ganju at the Prithvi Fine Art and Cultural Centre here.

The photographs in the book “Ekam: The Supreme One” have been clicked by Sangeeta Gupta, when she was posted in Srinagar as the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Jammu and Kashmir, a statement said.

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The photographs capture the seasonal changes visible around the lake, coupled with the poems she wrote on its different moods.

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Prithvi Fine Art and Cultural Centre is a Delhi-based non-profit organisation promoting art, literature and music of India. (IANS)

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