A curfew has been imposed in Sangareddy town in Medak district today,following a communal clash which started after a picture of a religious place was uploaded on a social networking site.
Trouble started after Pavan Kumar Muddiraj allegedly uploaded photo of a religious place.
A complaint was lodged last night,saying that the photo and its caption hurt religious feelings.
As the news spread,scores of others gathered at the police station around mid-night and resorted to demonstration and road-blockade demanding immediate arrest of the man.
There was also a confrontation between members of the two communities near Government Junior College,which led to stone-pelting. Vehicles were set ablaze,before police could intervene and run off the mobs.
Stone-pelting took place this morning too,in which shops and vehicles were damaged,even as authorities imposed curfew. “The situation has calmed down and is under control and peaceful,” a senior police officer said,adding that efforts to arrest Muddiraj were on.
Andhra Pradesh Home Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy reviewed the situation at a meeting with senior police officers in Hyderabad.
Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister C Damodhar Raja Narasimha and local MLA,T Jaya Prakash Reddy visited the town.
Medak Collector Suresh Kumar held a meeting of peace committee and appealed for peace.