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  India   All India  23 Dec 2019  Madhya Pradesh limps back to normalcy, Internet restored

Madhya Pradesh limps back to normalcy, Internet restored

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : Dec 23, 2019, 5:26 am IST
Updated : Dec 23, 2019, 5:26 am IST

State minister Sajjan Singh Verma on Sunday accused the BJP of instigating communal disharmony in Jabalpur leading to Friday’s incident.

Women sit on a protest during a demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC in Namrup, Assam, on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)
 Women sit on a protest during a demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC in Namrup, Assam, on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)

Bhopal: The district headquarters of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, which witnessed a pitched battle between police and people protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on December 21, leading to the imposition of curfew in the town, on Sunday limped back to normalcy with no untoward incidents reported from anywhere in the region.

The curfew was relaxed for seven hours in the afternoon in the town to enable locals to buy essential commodities as normalcy was restored in violence-prone areas under four police stations in Jabalpur.

 

Internet service, which were suspended following the incident, was also restored in the town on Sunday, a spokesman of Jabalpur district administration said.

On Saturday, two ministers of the Kamal Nath government held a meeting with leaders of various communities to defuse the situation and restore peace in the town.

State minister Sajjan Singh Verma on Sunday accused the BJP of instigating communal disharmony in Jabalpur leading to Friday’s incident.

“Entire Madhya Pradesh barring Jabalpur town has remained peaceful. There was trouble in Jabalpur because it is the home town of a senior BJP leader,” he quipped.

Tags: citizenship amendment act, kamal nath government
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal