Ratlam (MP): Situation in the curfew-
bound areas here is fast returning to normal with the district
administration on Monday relaxing the restrictions for two-hour
each in phases.
The curfew was relaxed from 8 am to 10 am and 12 pm to
2 pm in the violence-hit Station Area and Manak Chowk. No
untoward incident was reported during the relaxation period,
Ratlam Collector Rajendra Sharma told reporters.
Communal tension had prevailed in the two localities
after a religious place was allegedly defiled, prompting the
authorities to clamp curfew on September 4.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Uma Shankar
Gupta visited the affected areas and assured the people that
those responsible for the incident and subsequent arson would
not be spared.
He directed the district administration to intensify
police vigil. Gupta praised the local police for taking prompt
action and preventing the situation from flaring-up.