Restrictions lifted from Bihar town

Authorities on Thursday lifted restrictions clamped on a Bihar town two days ago after communal tensions eased there, officials said.

Patna: Authorities on Thursday lifted restrictions clamped on a Bihar town two days ago after communal tensions eased there, officials said.

"We have lifted prohibitory orders under Section 144 (of the Indian Penal Code) from Kishanganj town as the situation is now fully under control," Kishanganj District Magistrate Animesh Kumar Parashar said.

Section 144 of the Indian Penal Code forbidding assembly of more than five people at one place was imposed Tuesday following communal tension after the chopped head of a cow was found near a temple.

The administration had imposed prohibitory orders in Kishanganj town, about 400 km from here, to check communal tension, Parashar said.

"Additional security forces have been deployed at sensitive places," he added.

Kishanganj is one of the most backward pockets of the state with a high percentage of poverty, illiteracy and migration. 

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