Daytime Curfew Lifted in Hyderabad, Prohibitory Orders Imposed

The indefinite curfew imposed in Hyderabad following communal violence has been lifted from today, reported ANI.

With city returning to normalcy, the officials decided to lift curfew during the daytime, report said.

As many as 30 companies of the Central Paramilitary forces, in addition to state police, are deployed in the city.

Report quoted an unnamed source as saying, “The situation was peaceful and fully under control. No untoward incidents were reported during the curfew relaxation.”

However, prohibitory orders were promulgated in the whole city as a precautionary measure, said report.

Earlier, the state government had ordered deployment of extra security forces in old city where tension prevails.

The Rapid Action Force (RAF) and the state police were earlier deployed in Moosa Bowli, Hussaini Alam, Purana Pul, Begum Bazar, and nearby areas to restore peace following incidents of stone-pelting and assault on religious places, houses, shops and vehicles.

The strife started in the Moosa Bowli area when the majority Hindu community reportedly removed green flags installed by and installed saffron ones during a recent festival.

The heated exchanges later snowballed into clashes between both groups.

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