NEW DELHI, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Curfew remained in force in violence ravaged areas in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, where at least 38 people were killed in Muslim-Hindu conflict in the city of Muzaffarnaga and its surrounding areas some 100 km from the Indian capital, said officials Tuesday.
The Indian army have been deployed in the city after communal violence erupted two weeks ago following the stabbing to death of a man accused of molesting a girl. Meanwhile, police have arrested over 360 people for inciting violence, including some politicians.
"A total of 38 people have died in various districts of western Uttar Pradesh with 32 deaths in Muzaffarnagar," State Home Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Kamal Saxena told media in state capital Lucknow.
Apart from Muzaffarnagar, the nearby towns of Shamli and Meerut, all neighboring the national capital region, have also been put under army control as tension lingered there, Saxena said.
The government has constituted a one-member judicial commission to investigate the violence.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and assured him of support.