3 May 2022

Curfew Remains In Madhya Pradesh's Khargone On Eid, Akshaya Tritiya Today

Reports are coming in from Khargone, Madhya Pradesh that Khargone administration has decided not to relax the curfew today and asked people to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr and Akshaya Tritiya festivals at home in the violence-hit Madhya Pradesh city, officials said.

Security has been tightened in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone, where violence took place during a Ram Navami procession on April 10, they said, adding that all religious places in the city will remain shut today.

"Members of all communities have agreed to celebrate the festivals in their homes. There will be no relaxation in the curfew on Tuesday to ensure peace and law and order in the city says Sub-Divisional Magistrate Milind Dhoke told reporters on Monday night.

Reports are also coming that earlier, the administration had announced a 24-hour curfew on May 2 and 3, but relaxed it for nine hours on Monday. Indore's Divisional Commissioner Pawan Sharma and Inspector General of Police Rakesh Gupta had reached Khargone on Sunday night and held a meeting with officials.

Reports are also coming that Khargone's in-charge Superintendent of Police (SP) Rohit Kashwani told reporters that additional forces, including mobile units, have been deployed to tighten security in the city.

Curfew was clamped in Khargone after the violence on April 10, during which shops and houses were damaged, vehicles torched and stones hurled. Since April 14, the local administration has been relaxing the curfew for some hours.

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