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'Deploy Army in violence-hit Dhule'

Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe has demanded deployment of Army in communal violence-affected Dhule.

india Updated: Oct 08, 2008 10:35 IST

Talking to reporters at Dhule after visiting the curfew -bound north Maharashtra town on Tuesday, she said the Centre must take appropriate action to restore peace after four people were killed in communal clashes on Sunday.

Gorhe visitesd Gajanan Colony, one of the worst-hit areas where a number of houses had been set ablaze by violent mobs.

The Sena legislator said the State's Congress-NCP government should provide financial aid to the affected people on the lines of victims of Mumbai's 1993 riots.

Gorhe said Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi chose not to visit Dhule despite being in the neighbouring Nanded town on Tuesday.

Curfew in Dhule, imposed on Sunday, continued for the third day on Tuesday as the situation remained tense and sporadic violence reported from there.

The riots started after miscreants tore off some posters put up by an organisation.

First Published: Oct 08, 2008 10:32 IST