Violent clashes erupted yesterday evening at Raya Morh area in Samba district where protesters torched the vehicle of the District Magistrate and smashed other vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.

Several policemen and protesters were injured in the clashes. Army was called during the night to install confidence among the people, district administration officials said.

The protesters alleged their religious scriptures had been torched inside a factory in Bari Brahmana industrial area. The police and civil administration are seeking the help of the elders of the two communities to restore communal harmony in the town.

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