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Bareilly now has only night curfew

Last Updated: Friday, March 19, 2010 - 12:02

Bareilly: Day curfew was Friday lifted in Uttar Pradesh`s riot-hit Bareilly district but it will be clamped at night, the authorities said Friday.

With no fresh trouble, the curfew was lifted at 5 in the morning. It will be reinforced only at 10 pm, District Magistrate Anil Garg told a news conference here.

This is because the place is "peaceful and normal", Garg said in Bareilly, 250 km from Lucknow. "Considering the way the situation is turning normal, we will soon be in a position to lift the curfew completely."

The curfew was relaxed for 14 hours Thursday and for 11 hours Wednesday. All educational institutions are set to reopen March 22.

A minor communal clash over the passage of a Barawafat procession followed by sporadic arson March 2 led to curfew in several parts of Bareilly.


First Published: Friday, March 19, 2010 - 12:02

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