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Forty Years Ago, August 22, 1980: UP Violence Again

When the District Magistrate S A T Rizvi was rushing to Nakhas Kona on receipt of a report of an attack on a police party, a bomb was hurled at his car.

By: Editorial | August 22, 2020 4:03:20 am
UP protests, UP violence, Allahabad protests, Allahabad violence, Forty years ago, Express Editorial, Indian ExpressViolence erupted suddenly and simultaneously around 2 pm when for the first time, curfew was relaxed.

Allahabad was rocked today by fresh violence, which left five dead, leading to deployment of the army and re-imposition of curfew for an indefinite period. Violence erupted suddenly and simultaneously around 2 pm when for the first time, curfew was relaxed. When the District Magistrate S A T Rizvi was rushing to Nakhas Kona on receipt of a report of an attack on a police party, a bomb was hurled at his car. The bomb exploded near the front wheel but the District Magistrate escaped unhurt. The person who lobbed the bomb was arrested. A violent mob attacked a police party at Nakhas Kona and a PAC jawan was critically injured by gunshots.

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