Jamshedpur simmers, curfew lifted for 4 hours

On Monday, some youths at Mango allegedly passed remarks at a teenage girl who was returning from a nearby cinema hall.

By: Express News Service | Jamshedpur | Published: July 23, 2015 3:23 am
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Following clashes between two communities over an alleged incident of harassment on Monday, Jamshedpur continued to be in the grip of communal tension on Wednesday. The curfew, which was clamped on Tuesday night, was relaxed for four hours except in the areas worst hit by the clashes.

Over 100 people have been arrested for engaging in the clashes and damaging government and public property. Four FIRs naming about 150 people have been lodged. No formal complaint, however, has been lodged against the youths involved in the alleged harassment incident. There have been no reports of any casualty. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has ordered an inquiry into the communal clash.

East Singhbhum Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Kaushal confirmed that no untoward incident had been reported. He added that the curfew would continue for some time as a precautionary measure.

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“We have extended four hours of relaxation in curfew from 1 pm to 5 pm in Jamshedpur, but not in the affected police station areas of Mango, Azadnagar, Olidih and the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital area,” Kaushal said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police P Jascinta Kerketta said the situation was well under control as no fresh incident had taken place since Tuesday night. “We have adequate forces including paramilitary forces from Patna,” she said.

On Wednesday, CRPF staged a flag march in the affected areas to raise confidence among people. Schools and colleges will remain closed on Thursday.

On Monday, some youths at Mango allegedly passed remarks at a teenage girl who was returning from a nearby cinema hall. The incident triggered a clash that continued for over two hours till police intervened. Several shops in the area were damaged in the violence.

Two police officers were injured in stone pelting by those involved in the clash.

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    wasim PGT
    Jul 24, 2015 at 1:26 am
    Mr ak sinha ji ....... you don't know th figures plz refresh your knowledge....... If you have any query i'll answer you email; gr8indian007@gmail
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      wasim PGT
      Jul 24, 2015 at 1:22 am
      you are confused Mr Manu........see the details through wikipedia....all riots done by non-muslims.....even during separation in 1947, in total killings 75 percent were muslim......we are surviving......think like a family.
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        Indeevar Sharma
        Jul 24, 2015 at 1:13 pm
        And I am also agreed with Mr. AK Sinha that only education will not change the mindset. Its culture and family values which makes a person as a good human being . So please change the mind set. Muslims must know that they are fighting and killing each other in all around the world including stan. In India, they are more safe than any other country in the world. STILL YOU CRY AND DON'T WANT A PEACEFUL LIFE.
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          Indeevar Sharma
          Jul 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm
          Unfortunately, all Terrorists in the world including India are Muslims. since Mumbai attack in 1993. In Mango area too, it started by Muslims. And Mr Doc. please don't give lectures on Cabinet extension. please set your house in order and then start the blame game. Educate your people. Still more than 70% are illiterate. Why ? Your know the answer.
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            Saurav Bagchi
            Jul 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm
            Instead of blaming each other just give the punishment to guy who has done this iff teasing. Don't play religion game on this politicians......
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