India is seen a rise in religious tension in various parts. Another report of violence was reported from Achalpur city in Amravati district on Sunday midnight.
Members of two communities pelted each other with stones over the removal of religious flags, after which the authorities on Monday forced a curfew in Achalpur city.
In order to control the situation police had to resort to firing tear gas shells.
Police said some anti-social elements removed flags of religion, leading to an altercation that escalated into stone-pelting. Police used tear gas shells to disperse the crowd.
The timely intervention by SRPF (State Reserve Police Force) and local police brought the situation under control.
Police also said that 22 persons from both groups have been taken into custody after the incident.
According to reports, residents put up flags of various religions atop the Khidki Gate and the Dulha Gate at the main entrance of Achalpur, located 48 km away from Amravati district headquarters, every year during various festivals.