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Schools, colleges remain closed after Varasi violence

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Oct 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Lucknow, October 6: Schools, colleges and other institutions remain closed in Varasi on Tuesday, following Monday’s violence that erupted when saints and Hindu religious groups were protesting against a lathi charge and ban on immersion of idols in Ganga. The orders were issued by the district magistrate Rajmani Yadav after Monday’s situation in the temple town, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister rendra Modi, which witnessed violence during a ‘Pratikar Yatra’. Situation limped back to normal and curfew imposed in four police station areas was lifted by Monday midnight, an official said, adding schools and colleges were closed as a matter of caution. Violence erupted when there was a sudden stone pelting and the rallyists turned violent and started targeting the police personnel escorting them.
Rapid Action Force (RAF) and provincial armed constabulary (PAC) have been deployed in Varasi, Dalji Chowdhary, additiol director general of police (Law and Order) said. At least 26 people have been arrested for their involvement in the violence, that injured over 50 people, including a magistrate and a circle officer. (IANS)

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