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Communal clash in Karnataka town forces authorities to ban large gatherings till Friday

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Bengaluru: A small argument between two groups belonging to two different communities took the shape of a violent altercation in Karnataka's Kerur on Wednesday evening in which at least four people were injured, reports NDTV.

As the situation came under control, large gatherings were banned till Friday as a precautionary measure, the police said.

Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been imposed from 11.30 pm on Wednesday till Friday at 8 pm following the violent clashes. Schools and schools and colleges will be closed on Thursday.

The spat between the two groups started in Kerur in Bagalkote as both sides alleged that the other side was harassing women belonging to their community.

Of the four people injured, three were from one community and one from the other.

Those who received stab injuries are identified as Lakshman Kattimani, Arun Kattimani, and Yamanur Chungin, all residents of Kerur town.

They are admitted to the District Civil and Private Hospital for treatment.

All the injured are stable, said doctors at the hospital where they have been admitted.

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