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Curfew relaxed in riot-hit Saharanpur

In this July 27 file photo, paramilitary forces stage a flag march near Qutub Sher police station in the violence-torn Saharanpur. Curfew was relaxed for 8 hours in the district on Friday. Photo. Virender Singh Negi   | Photo Credit: Virender Singh Negi -

With the situation gradually returning to normal, curfew was relaxed in the violence-hit Saharanpur district for eight hours on Friday.

The curfew has been relaxed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said.

All government offices were functioning and a large crowd was seen in markets. A large number of commuters were also seen at the bus stands and railway station.

However, the district administration is yet to give permission to educational institutions to reopen.

Security forces have been deployed in strength in the district which witnessed violence last week.

Curfew was clamped on Saturday in the wake of >clashes between two communities over a land dispute in which three persons were killed and 34 injured. As many as 165 shops and handcarts and 42 vehicles were set ablaze in the violence.


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