Gopalgarh clash: Curfew completely lifted

Last Updated: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 23:58

Bharatpur: For the first time after communal
clashes here left 10 people dead in September, the Mev Muslim
community today offered prayers at Gopalgarh Jama Masjid
marking the return of normalcy following which the curfew was
completely lifted from the city.

On September 14, ten members of the Mev Muslim community
were killed and some others injured in violent clashes between
Mev and Gujjar communities over a land-related dispute.

"The night curfew clamped on seven police circles was
lifted this evening following prayers at the Jama Maszid in
Gopalgarh," IGP(Bharatpur Range) Anand Srivastava said.

The curfew was in force in Kaman, Pahadi, Gopalgarh,
Jurehara, Sikari, Nagar and Deeg police station circles from
11 pm to 6 am.

Over 300 Mev Muslims participated in the evening prayers
at the Jama Masjid, Sher Mohammad, a representative of the
community, said.

"Our community decided to start prayers as everybody
wants peace," he said.

Opposition parties, including the BJP, have attacked the
Congress government in the state for the riots alleging the
state administration had failed to protect the rights of the
minorities.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 23:58

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