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Curfew relaxed in Udaipur

Uneasy calm: A fruit vendor waiting for customers during a ten-hour curfew relaxation imposed by administration in Udaipur.

Uneasy calm: A fruit vendor waiting for customers during a ten-hour curfew relaxation imposed by administration in Udaipur. | Photo Credit: PTI

With the situation gradually returning to normal, curfew was relaxed for 10 hours on Sunday in Udaipur, where a tailor was murdered by two men earlier this week

However, mobile Internet services remained suspended.

Curfew was imposed in seven police station areas of Udaipur following the killing of the tailor on Tuesday, which was followed by incidents of violence.

“The situation is becoming normal in the city. Therefore, it was decided to relax curfew from 8 am to 6 pm,” a district administration official said.

“Normal life is being restored in the city. Peace has been maintained by the local people and the curfew should be lifted completely,” a local resident said.

However, markets in Ajmer remained closed on Sunday as a result of a bandh call given by Hindu organisations against the Udaipur incident. A demonstration has also been organised by Hindu outfits in Jaipur, demanding death penalty for the murderers.

Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor in Udaipur, was hacked to death on Tuesday by Riaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad They had posted a video online saying that had avenged insult to Islam. The two alleged killers were arrested hours later in Rajsamand.

On Thursday night, two more accused who were involved in the recce of the tailor's shop and conspiracy of the murder were also arrested. They are under the custody of NIA.


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