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Curfew lifted in Vadodara
December 16, 2002 12:40 IST
The indefinite curfew that was imposed in some of the localities of Raopura area in Vadodara was lifted on Monday morning following improvement in the situation.
"The curfew has been lifted from 5 am, but the security forces and police will continue to patrol the area," a senior police officer said.
One person was killed and 17 injured, one of them in police firing, after violence broke out during assembly election victory marches by Bharatiya Janata Party activists on Sunday.
The curfew continued in at least two sensitive areas of the city where reported group clashes between Congress and BJP workers claimed the life of a BJP worker and injured three after a victory procession in Bhaktinagar area on Sunday.
The situation was said to be normal and a decision to lift the curfew might be taken after the burial of the deceased BJP worker. Rajkot district Collector Anita Karwal said, "The communally sensitive areas under Rajkot B division are still under curfew. The situation is normal as of now and there is no tension."
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