Uttar Pradesh: Curfew lifted from Moradabad city

Curfew was lifted from Moradabad on Sunday, over 10 days after it was imposed in parts of the city following a communal clash.

Lucknow: Curfew was lifted from Uttar Pradesh`s Moradabad city on Sunday, over 10 days after it was imposed in parts of the city following a communal clash that left 12 people injured, an official said.

"The decision was taken at a meeting held Saturday night," Superintendent of Police (City) Piyush Srivastava said in Moradabad, some 250 km from Lucknow.

Curfew was clamped Aug 9 in areas under six police stations -- Katghar, Kotwali, Galshaheed, Mughalpura, Nagphani and Majhola -- after violence broke out in Dasarai locality following heated arguments between some Kanwariyas (Lord Shiva`s devotees) and local Muslims.

Members from both communities had resorted to firing, stone-pelting and fought pitched battles with the police. A police outpost and several vehicles were set afire.

According to police, over 50 people from both the communities have been arrested.

IANS

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