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Curfew after clash over objectionable video, relaxed for 3 hrs

The Curfew Had Been Imposed On Thursday Night But Was Relaxed For Three Hours This Evening As The Situation Remained Under Control, District Magistrate Akashdeep Told Reporters.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Mar 2017, 08:49:43 PM
Curfew after clash over objectionable video, relaxed for 3 hrs

Lakhimpur Kheri:

Curfew was imposed in the city following clashes over an objectionable video, allegedly circulated by two students.

The curfew had been imposed on Thursday night but was relaxed for three hours this evening as the situation remained under control, District Magistrate Akashdeep told reporters.

The curfew, however, will remain in force during the night, he said.

The tension gripped the city after the video, which allegedly hurt religious sentiments, went viral on social media, said the DM adding the curfew had to be imposed last night and people were asked to stay indoors to maintain peace and the law and order.

As the situation remained under control today, the restrictions were relaxed from 3 pm to 6 pm, he said, while making an appeal to the people to keep calm and do not pay attention to rumours.

As the tension gripped the city, the city police swung into action promptly and arrested the two students who had allegedly circulated the objectionable video.

The police later produced them before the Court which remanded them to judicial custody.

Despite the prompt action by the police, the protests started on roads last evening and markets were closed in panic.

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First Published : 03 Mar 2017, 08:41:00 PM

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