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Vadodara clash: Centre sends advisory to Gujarat

The state government was also asked to remain in touch with the Home Ministry and seek any assistance, if needed.

india Updated: May 01, 2006 22:35 IST

The Centre on Monday sent an advisory to the Gujarat Government asking it to take all necessary steps to ensure that the situation does not not go out of hand in Vadodara where two persons were killed in police firing.

"The Home Ministry has sent an advisory to the Gujarat government to ensure that the situation remained under control," an official said.

He said the Union Home Secretary VK Duggal spoke on telephone with state DGP and told him that immediate steps be taken to defuse the situation. "The dispute in the matter be resolved through negotiations."

The state government was also asked to ramain in touch with the Home Ministry and seek any assistance, if needed, the official said.

Two persons were killed in police firing and seven others injured in stone-pelting in Champaner Gate area following violence by people protesting against demolition of an "encroached" dargah by Vadodara Municipal Corporation in the city this morning, leading to imposition of curfew in the area.

First Published: May 01, 2006 17:54 IST