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Jaipur: Life returns to normalcy in Ramganj as curfew lifted for 13 hours

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February 1, 2018, 2:44 pm

tourists at hawa mahal in Jaipur

Tourists at Hawa Mahal in Jaipur. (file photo)

Jaipur: Life is returning to normalcy in Ramganj area of Jaipur where two men were killed while several others were injured in violent clashes between police and people last week.

As curfew was lifted for nearly 13 hours on Wednesday, the streets of the area were abuzz with activity as usual. Schools were open. Even the tourists who usually stay away from violence-hit areas visited the the Walled City attractions including Hawa Mahala and Jantar Mantar in large numbers.

Curfew was relaxed from 6 am to 7 pm on Wednesday. Schools which had been closed for the past four days were open on Wednesday.

children going to school

Children going to school in the Walled City area.

“I had not been going to office since Friday night. To be able to finally venture out of my house and go about my usual routine was a great feeling,” said Shashank Chhabara, a resident of Purohit Ji Ka Katala, said. He works at an IT company situated at Ahinsha Circle.

He said that the only thing the police should do as soon as possible is to restore mobile internet services.

“I don’t see any point in continuing with the internet ban now since there seems to be no tension in the area,” said Shashank.

The ban on internet services will continue till midnight. The police are yet to decide whether to lift the ban after the midnight or continue with it.

All markets in the area were open and a large number of people were seen shopping for grocery and necessary things.

On Friday, a mob touched a power house and five vehicles including an ambulance in a frenzy created by a minor incident of a youth being hit with a stick by a police constable of Ramganj police station.

The mob hurled stones on the police station and damaged more than 20 vehicles. The police fired tear gas and fired in the air to disperse the crowd. Curfew was imposed in the jurisdictional area of four police stations – Ramganj, Manak Chwok, Subhash Chowk and Galta Gate – in the city.

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First published: September 13, 2017