Prohibitory order lifted in Kapilvastu

Published On: November 2, 2019 02:39 PM NPT By: RSS

KAPILVASTU, Nov 2: The prohibitory order imposed by the District Administration Office in Krishnanagar from 11:00 am on Thursday has been lifted on Saturday. 

The order was nullified since 6:00 am today.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, clashes had erupted between Hindus and Muslims after a group of local Muslim youths allegedly obstructed a Hindu procession, which was on its way to immerse clay-idol of the Goddess Laxmi during the conclusion of Tihar festival. 

Amid the escalating tension in the town, the local administration imposed the indefinite curfew order in Krishnanagar to control the situation since Thursday morning. However, during the clash between protestors and police, an Indian national and resident of Krisnanagar-2, Suraj Kumar Pandey was shot dead at around 11:15 on Thursday when police opened fire on demonstrators during the curfew. 

Following the incident, local administration and protesters reached a 10-point deal on Thursday mid-night.

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