Prohibitory orders relaxed for 13 hours in Delhi’s Trilokpuri

Residents watch the Delhi Police drone being used for observation during the time when prohibitory orders were relaxed for three hours in Tirlokpuri in East Delhi on October 28, 2014. Photo: S. Subramanium   | Photo Credit: S_Subramanium;S_Subramanium -

Delhi Police on Saturday relaxed prohibitory orders for 13 hours in Delhi’s communal violence hit Trilokpuri area.

“The prohibitory orders relaxation is from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday),” Additional Commissioner of Police Pushpendra Kumar told IANS.

Police on Friday relaxed the prohibitory orders for 13 hours. It also gave permission to residents of Block 20 to organise a ‘jagran’ — a night-long religious gathering — in their neighbourhood.

Police said the ‘jagran’ was held “peacefully”.

Two groups of Hindus and Muslims clashed on Diwali Oct 23 after which the authorities imposed prohibitory orders banning gatherings and movements of people.

Pushpendra Kumar said the police have decided to organise a community meeting between the two groups Saturday in the wake of Muharram procession Nov 4.

Police said they will continue to use a drone camera to monitor the rooftops for bricks and glass bottles in the troubled area.

So far, 68 people were arrested in connection with the clashes.

Trilokpuri, divided into 36 blocks, is being manned by over 1,000 security personnel from Delhi Police, Rapid Action Force and Central Reserve Police Force along with over 30 police vans, water cannons and riot control vehicles.

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