Curfew in Violence-Hit Jodhpur Extended till May 6


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As many as 211 persons have been arrested with regards to the Jodhpur communal violence that broke out on May 3, according to Director General of Police M.L. Lather

JAIPUR – The Rajasthan government on Thursday extended the curfew imposed in ten police stations of Jodhpur, where violence broke out between two communities on Monday night, till May 6 midnight.

Internet services shall also remain suspended till further orders, officials said.

Meanwhile, the situation is under control with no untoward incident being reported on Wednesday. However, the curfew has been extended as a precautionary measure, said Director General of Police M.L. Lather.

Curfew rules are duly followed across the city. However, students who need to take exams, are being allowed, he added.

Meanwhile, the Commissionerate Court remained open till midnight on Wednesday and granted bail to 60 people.

A meeting of two communities was called on Wednesday during which both the communities agreed to maintain peace.

In the meeting, BJP MLA Suryakanta Vyas demanded release of innocent people and arrest of the accused. She boycotted the meeting and warned of ‘dharna’ and fasting.

However, after the administration assured to release innocent people, the BJP cancelled the ‘dharna’ and fasting programme which was to start from Thursday.

As many as 211 persons have been arrested with regards to the Jodhpur communal violence that broke out on May 3, Director General of Police M.L. Lather said here on Thursday.

Of the 211 held so far, 191 have been arrested under section 151 and 20 under other sections.

Also, 19 FIRs have been registered — four by police and 15 by the general public.

An issue over hoisting a flag had snowballed into violent clashes. -IANS

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