With Khandwa showing signs of normalcy, the district administration decided to relax the curfew for two hours from 10am on Saturday.
"The relaxation has been given only to women to allow them to purchase things of daily needs," said ASP Gopal Khandel. The administration has decided to allow shops selling medicines and milk to open under the watchful eyes of police.
Khandwa residents take to Facebook to restore peace
Curfew was imposed in Khandwa from Wednesday midnight after incidents of violent protests and stone pelting triggered by a Facebook post that showed objectionable sketches next to the photo of a minority community's shrine refused to stop.
A Sahara Q-shop co-owner, Sushil Kumar Pundge, was stabbed to death while at least six people including a policeman were injured as stones were pelted during the protest late on Wednesday night.
Incidents of stone pelting were reported again on Friday afternoon. Nearly 40 people were detained for interrogation. District administration has ordered for closure of schools till Saturday.