DAO Imposes Curfew In Parsa After Multiple Clashes

Himalaya Times
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A clash broke out in Birgunj on Monday over a dispute between the Hindu and Muslim communities that has been going on for a few days.

The disagreement arose over the birsarjan (immersion in a body of water, such as a river or pond) of idol of the Saraswati deity in Rautahat's Ishanath Municipality.

On Monday, Hindus protested and closed the market. The police attempted to prevent the Hindu demonstrators from shutting down the market, resulting in many conflicts at several locations.

When a group of Muslim community members attempted to impede the Hindus' protest procession, police intervened to contain the situation.

The District Administration Office Parsa has also issued a curfew order to keep the situation from worsening after Hindus and Muslims gathered separately at crossroads.

The District Administration Office Parsa has issued a curfew order in various areas of Birgunj Metropolitan City, effective at 5 p.m. today.

Curfew has been imposed in the Nagwa Chowk in the east, Tilawe Bridge in the west, Parwanipur in the north, and Miteri Bridge in the south.

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