Riot-hit Jamshedpur limps back to normalcy

By Abha Manakatala - Fri Jul 24, 12:01 pm

police-deployed-22Curfew was relaxed today in Jamshedpur as the situation was peaceful with security forces keeping vigil.

Arson and group clashes over an alleged eve-teasing incident in Mango area was followed by a shutdown call by the VHP.

The district authorities extended relaxation in curfew between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in four riot-affected police stations – Mango, Azadnagar, Olidih and MGM – while the relaxation was between 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in rest of the police stations of the steel city.

While all schools and colleges remained closed today in view of the curfew, life limped back to normal during curfew relaxation as shops and markets, offices and banks as well as petrol pumps remained opened.

Security forces continued to keep vigil in the city including sensitive areas, said the police.

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