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Phagwara clash: Internet services suspended in four Punjab districts

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

were suspended in four districts of on Saturday after tension gripped the industrial town of following clashes between and groups over a poster of Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar.

The Police on Saturday remained on high alert in town following the clash. Tension prevailed in the industrial town, around 130 km from here, on Saturday following the clash that started late on Friday over the putting up of the Ambedkar's poster at the Goal Chowk.

ordered suspension of in Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and (SBS) Nagar (Nawanshahr) districts as a precautionary measure, to check rumour mongering on

Informed sources in the police said that shots were allegedly fired during the clash, which also witnessed some stone pelting. Taking serious note of the clash between the Dalits and "upper caste men", said: "Would not spare the culprits.

"Will not allow Punjab's peace to be destroyed at any cost. My government will bear all expenses for treatment of all those injured in the incident."

The directed the district administration to ensure the best treatment for Yashwant Kumar Bobby, reported to be seriously injured in the clash and undergoing treatment at in

Trouble arose on the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti when one group tried to put up the poster at the crossing which was opposed by the other.

was beaten up allegedly by the Dalits during the clash. Senior police personnel along with additional forces have been deployed in the town following the clash.

Amarinder appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony and warned of "stringent action against anyone found disturbing the law and order in the state".



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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 21:16 IST