Two people were killed in southern India during violent protests against a newspaper article that Muslims say is offensive to Islam.
Police say one person was shot by police officers who opened fire on a crowd of Muslim protesters rioting in the streets of Shimoga, a town in Karnataka state.
Police imposed a curfew Tuesday after shops and vehicles were damaged.
Protesters are angry about a recent article that challenges the tradition of Muslim women wearing a veil.
The article was published in a local newspaper, and was said to have been written by controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin.
But Nasrin denies ever having written for the newspaper.
Nasrin's work has angered Muslims in the past. She fled Bangladesh in 1994 after she received death threats for her novel (Lajja) "Shame", which is about fighting between Muslims and Hindus.