Uttar Pradesh: Curfew lifted from Moradabad city
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.