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Curfew relaxed in Rajasthan's Karauli district following Tuesday's violence against Dalit politicians

A violent mob had yesterday set afire the houses of a sitting and a former MLA, both Dalits in Hindaun town.

Published: 04th April 2018 04:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2018 04:13 PM   |  A+A-

Smoke billows from a burning bus during 'Bharat Bandh' call by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act in Alwar on Monday. | PTI

By PTI

JAIPUR: Curfew was relaxed for five hours today in Rajasthan's Hindaun town where a violent mob had yesterday set afire the houses of a sitting and a former MLA, both Dalits, officials said.

The decision to relax the curfew was taken after reviewing the law and order situation in Karauli district, they said.

"Situation is under control and no untoward incident has been reported so far.

Reviewing law and order situation, curfew has been relaxed for five hours -- from 1 pm to 6 pm," Karauli District Collector Abhimanyu Kumar said.

The curfew was clamped yesterday afternoon after a mob of nearly 5,000 people set ablaze houses of sitting MLA Rajkumari Jatav and former MLA Bharosilal Jatav in the city.

While Rajkumari Jatav is from the ruling BJP, Bharosilal Jatav is a former Congress legislator who also served as a minister in the state.

The incident occurred a day after Rajasthan and several other states saw large-scale protests and violence during a 'bandh' called by Dalit organisations.



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