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Ramganj violence: Schools to remain closed in 4 police station areas on Monday

Internet ban to continue in 14 police station areas.

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February 1, 2018, 2:53 pm

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Ramganj violence

Jaipur:  Schools in four police stations area of Jaipur will remain closed on Monday. The decision has been taken by the Jaipur district administration keeping in view the tension in violence-hit Ramganj area following the Friday night clashes between local residents and the police.

All the schools situated in Ramganj, Manak Chwok, Subhash Chowk and Galta Gate areas will remain closed, according to an order issued by the district collector Siddharth Mahajan.

Curfew may continue in these police stations areas on Monday also.

Internet ban may be relaxed in most parts of the city, but it will continue in 14 police stations areas including Galta Gate, Nahargarh, Ashok Nagar, Jyoti Nagar, Kho Nagaurian, Subhash Chowk, Manak Chowk, Ramganj, Brahmpuri, Shashtri Nagar and Lalkothi.

Curfew was imposed in the Walled City areas on Saturday morning following violent clashes between police and people of a community on Friday night.

The police will assess the situation and then take a decision whether to give any relaxation if they are assured that the situation was under control. Internet services have also been banned in the city. Watch this video to know the impact of curfew in Ramganj:

It is after a gap of nine years that curfew was imposed in the Walled City. It was in 2008 after the serial bomb blasts in the area when it happened last time.

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.

Police officials said that the situation was still tense, but under control.

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First published: September 10, 2017