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After riots, eerie calm in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur

July 28, 2014 18:43 IST

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

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.

After riots, eerie calm in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur

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

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".

After riots, eerie calm in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur

Image: A drone was deployed after the clashes in Saharanpur
Photographs: Sandeep Pal

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.

After riots, eerie calm in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur

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

"Saharanpur situation is fully under control. We are keeping a close vigil," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters.

After riots, eerie calm in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur

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

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