Curfew is likely to be relaxed for two hours on Thursday morning in the 25 police station areas of Hyderabad, the city’s Police Commissioner, A.K. Khan, told reporters on Wednesday.
The relaxation would be given only if no untoward incidents are reported till Wednesday night though city remained peaceful till noon, Mr. Khan said.
Indefinite curfew was imposed first in all the 17 police stations of South Zone of Old City from 7 p.m. on Monday following outbreak of communal clashes claiming one life. It was extended to eight more police stations, six in west zone and one each of central and east zones, as violence spread to these areas as well on Tuesday.
Though the city witnessed violent incidents with mobs attacking houses, shops and religious structures of others and indulging in arson for past three days, it was peaceful on Wednesday. No untoward incident was reported till 4.30 p.m. while a large number of police contingents were deployed at all vulnerable and communally sensitive points in the city.