Jammu: Curfew has been imposed in the communally sensitive border town of Rajouri after clashes on Wednesday, according to the authorities.
"There were clashes and violence," said a police officer.
"The situation is sensitive and to prevent further worsening of the situation, curfew has been imposed," he added.
The authorities feared a flare-up after Hindi-Muslim relations were strained following a remark by Praveen Togadia, international general secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday. The remarks were interpreted as "anti-Muslim" by community leaders, who took out protest marches.
Hindus retaliated with counter protests on Wednesday. Matters worsened on the same day when a procession of Hindus was stoned.