“Curfew was imposed this morning as a precautionary measure," a senior police officer said. Clashes erupted between the two communities following a report that a girl belonging to one community was beaten up in public by a local auto-rickshaw driver belonging to another community in Poonch told the police.

Poonch is situated 250 km from Jammu. Officials said more security personnel were rushed to Poonch to maintain law and order."The situation is under control. We are speaking to members of both the communities to restore order in the town. An FIR has already been registered against the accused person," said an official.

(Agencies)

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