NEW DELHI, India, April 26, (Reuter): Police imposed an indefinite curfew in parts of the Western Indian City of Ahmedabad today after five people were killed and six were hurt in riots following a cricket match, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency said.
It said three people were stabbed to death in clashes between rival groups disputing the result of the match and two others were killed when police opened fire to stop the violence, during which vehicles and shops were set on fire.
Parts of Ahmedabad’s 16th century walled city, where Hindus and Moslems live in close proximity and frequently clash, were placed under indefinite police curfew, PTI said.
Similar curfews were imposed in January and February to stop riots in the textile manufacturing city of 2.5 million people.
More than 50 people were killed in Hindu Moslem clashes last July, which erupted when Moslems shouted insults at a Hindu procession passing through the walled city.
Article extracted from this publication >> May 1, 1987