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Schools and colleges open in Bareilly after 40 days

Bareilly: With conditions almost back to normal in Bareilly, day-time curfew in 4 sensitive Thana areas was completely lifted from 5 in the morning till 7 in the evening in the whole city on 21 August and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere.

Accordingly, all schools and colleges re-opened on 21 August after 40 days which had been closed from 12 July during which period major and minor incidents of rioting and violence at some places or the other were taking place. District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash said that the situation is peaceful and under control and day-time curfew has been finally lifted from curfew-bound areas. People celebrated Eid on Monday 20 August peacefully.

Till that time around 350 people accused and suspected of rioting, violence and breach of peace had been taken into custody. Rapid Action Force and PAC personnel alongwith district police are however patrolling and keeping vigil in the city and suburban areas.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 September 2012 on page no. 14

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