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Curfew lifted in Gorakhpur

india Updated: Feb 15, 2007 13:31 IST

Curfew has been fully lifted from the city following an improvement in situation, officials said in Gorakhpur on Thursday.

After reviewing the situation in the area on Wednesday night, the district administration decided to lift the night curfew which had been continuing in the area as a precautionary measure, city Additional District Magistrate PK Agarwal said on Thursday.

Life returned to normal in the town on Wednesday with train services resuming and markets buzzing with activity.

Communal clashes had led to the imposition of curfew in Rajghat, Kotwali and Tiwaripur police circles on January 27 which was extended to Gorakhpur two days later.

The curfew lasted for 19 days during which two persons lost their lives and over a dozen injured. More than a thousand people were rounded up in Gorakhpur and neighbouring Basti divisions in connection with breaching of peace and rioting.