Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > News > PTI

Curfew relaxed for the first time in Mau

October 24, 2005 15:16 IST

Curfew was relaxed for the first time in ten days in some areas on Monday even as paramilitary forces patrolled the sensitive localities to maintain a grip on the situation in the communally volatile town.

A two-hour curfew relaxation was given in Hydel Colony, Nizamuddinpura and Domanpura localities following an overall improvement in the situation, official sources said. Markets opened partially and people came out of their houses to make purchases, sources said.

In the other areas where curfew was still in force, Police, PAC, RAF and BSF personnel continued to patrol the lanes and bylanes to ensure peace and order. District authorities ensured supply of essential commodities in these localities, they said adding that peace committee meetings were organised to further normalise the situation.

BSF had staged a flag march in the town on Sunday in a bid to instill confidence among people even as 12 people were arrested in the crackdown on anti-social elements, sources said. The town has been under curfew since October 13 after the eruption of communal riots over Dussehra celebrations. Nine persons were killed in the subsequent frenzy.



© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.