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After riots, eerie calm in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur

July 28, 2014 18:43 IST

After riots, eerie calm in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur

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With the situation improving a bit in violence-hit Saharanpur, curfew was relaxed for a few hours to allow locals to buy essentials.

Three people were killed and 24 were injured in riots that broke out in the district on Saturday.

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Image: A security personnel on gaurd in Saharanpur
Photographs: Sandeep Pal

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An uneasy calm prevailed in Saharanpur where 38 people were arrested as a political blame game erupted with the Bharatiya Janata Party accusing Samajwadi Party of indulging in "vote-bank politics" and the Congress blasting the Uttar Pradesh government for "lapses".

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Image: People step out after their houses after curfew was relaxed
Photographs: Sandeep Pal

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Schools will stay closed till Wednesday.

The Centre on Monday said the situation in violence-hit Saharanpur is fully under control and it is keeping close eye on it.

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Image: A drone was deployed after the clashes in Saharanpur
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"Saharanpur situation is fully under control. We are keeping a close vigil," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters.

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Image: Shops damaged in the violence remain shut even as the situation in Saharanpur is under control
Photographs: Sandeep Pal

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Singh's comments came a day after he briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the situation in the Uttar Pradesh town.


Image: Curfew was relaxed between 10 am to 2 pm in the new city area
Photographs: Sandeep Pal

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