Concerned over the outbreak of communal clashes in the old city areas of Hyderabad, the Union Home Ministry has rushed 1,800 paramilitary personnel to the trouble-hit city to help local police restore peace and order.

About 400 Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel have already reached Hyderabad while 400 more RAF personnel are being airlifted from Ahmedabad and Coimbatore.

“We are also sending 700 additional CRPF and 300 CISF personnel to Hyderabad to assist local police in handling the situation arising out of the violent incidents,'' Home Ministry officials said on Monday.

Prohibitory orders have been clamped in 18 police stations of South Zone and four police stations of Goshamahal division of West Zone of the city. “The situation continues to be tense,'' officials said.

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