Curfew Imposed on Lucknow After Sunni-Shi'ite Riot

February 21, 2005

Source: BBC News

On February 21, 2005 the BBC News reported, "A curfew has been imposed in a part of the northern Indian city of Lucknow after sectarian violence. Three people died and several were hurt when Shia and Sunni Muslims clashed at a Shia mourning procession in the Husainabad area on Sunday, police said. Officials said that the curfew had been imposed to prevent further escalation of tension in the area. Lucknow has a history of clashes between Shias and Sunnis over the mourning processions."