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Curfew Relaxed In Violence-Hit Banbhoolpura In Uttarakhand After 7 Days

On Thursday, the administration in Banbhoolpura town announced a relaxation of the curfew for a few hours. The curfew had been enforced seven days earlier due to violence that broke out after a “illegal” madrasa was demolished.
In accordance with a directive from Nainital District Magistrate Vandana Singh, the curfew in Gaujajali, Railway Bazar, and the FCI godown area will be loosened from 9 am to 4 pm.

It will be laid back for two hours, from 9 to 11 am, in the remainder of Banbhoolpura.

On February 8, protests over the demolition of an illegally constructed madrassa in the Banbhoolpura area erupted into violence. Residents threw stones and petrol bombs at police and municipal employees, forcing many of the police to take cover in a police station, which the mob later set on fire.

Six rioters were slain in the violence, and the police reported that over a hundred people were injured, including media representatives and law enforcement officers.

Banbhoolpura’s curfew was implemented following the earlier lifting of the violence from the town’s outer districts.

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