New Delhi In view of the law and order situation in the violence-hit Karauli city of Rajasthan, the curfew has been extended till April 10. The administration had also announced that the curfew would be relaxed for three hours from 9 am to 12 noon.
All emergency services are exempted from the curfew order. Curfew was imposed after incidents of arson and vandalism on Saturday in view of stone pelting in bike rally on Nav Samvatsar.
Curfew in Karauli – Key Points
- Curfew has been extended till 12 am of 10th April (Sunday)
- Relaxation has been announced during the curfew from 9 am to 12 noon.
- All essential items will be available during the grace period
- General stores, vegetable and fruit shops will open during the relaxation period
- Emergency services including pharmacies and ambulances will be available round the clock during the curfew
violence in karauli
The rally was taken out by right-wing organizations including Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bajrang Dal. Around 35 people were injured in the violence.
The Congress called it an attempt to polarize the people, while the opposition BJP termed the violence as “a well-planned conspiracy”. A seven-member BJP delegation today submitted its report to state president Satish Poonia and party’s state in-charge Arun Singh.
Rathore said the police had videographed the rally but did not take action against the main accused Ameemuddin and Matlub Khan, while they were part of the peace committee meeting after the violence.
Rathore said that people associated with organizations like PFI are involved in the incident. “The administration promised that it would file a report against the miscreants. However, under pressure from the Rajasthan government and Congress leaders, injustice is being done to the victims by the government and the administration.
Jitendra Singh, MLAs Rafiq Khan and Lalit Yadav, who were part of the Congress probe team, also visited Karauli and discussed the situation with the officials and inquired about the incident from the local people.
Congress spokesperson Swarnim Chaturvedi said that a conspiracy was hatched to polarize the people.