Guwahati, May 10 : Following clashes between two factions in Hailakandi town in southern Assam today, curfew has been imposed in entire Hailakandi district.In an order by deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli, curfew has been clamped as 'there exists strange relation between groups who are trying to indulge in violence and create communal violence' necessitating the administration to take immediate action 'in view of the present events' to ensure speedy remedy for maintenance of public order and tranquility.
Initially curfew was clamped in the town area, but was later extended to the entire district. CRPF and Assam Rifles have been deployed in trouble torn and sensitive areas. The administration has also sought the help of the Army to bring the situation under control.
Jalli has appealed everyone to exercise restrain and to maintain peace and tranquility.Stringent action will be taken against anyone moving around, as per provisions of law, she warned. The curfew will remain in force until further orders.
The clashes had erupted between two factions near a mosque in Hailakandi town following a row during namaz this noon. (UNI)