Wasim John ,Kulgam : At least sixteen people were injured, two of them critically, during sectarian clashes in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, some 69 kilometers from summer capital Srinagar, on Thursday.
Clashes broke out between two sects of Muslims over Redwani Ghat in the district.
Sources said that there was some dispute between the two sects over a patch of land.The dispute was resolved as one sect headed by Maulana Dawoodi agreed to pay Rs six lakh. “Instead of six lakh, the sect paid seven lakh and took the possession of the land,” sources said.
However, when the members of the sect assembled there today to hold some function, members of another sect headed by Abdur Razak “became furious” and thus the clashes started.
“The members of both the sects clashed with each other, at least 16 people were injured, two of them seriously.The critically injured Abdul Razak Mandoo and Abdul Rashid Ittoo were rushed to Anantnag Hospital while as others were being treated at Koimoh.
Sources said government forces have been deployed in strength in the area and curfew has been clamped.The situation in the area was tense at the time of filing this report.