Curfew in Bhadrak, Odisha was eased for four hours on Sunday. The Bhadrak town had witnessed violence triggered by alleged abusive remarks against Hindu deities.
The curfew has been imposed on Friday and was eased from 8 AM to 11 Am on Sunday which later extended till 12 in the noon to ensure people’s convenience. Additional forces, including armed police, were deployed as part of an effort to restore peace in the town which had witnessed violence on Thursday and Friday.
“People queued up at shops to purchase essential items following improvement in the overall situation in the strife-torn town,”senior officials said adding that the curfew would continue for some more time after the brief relaxation.
An investigation has been launched into the rumours circulated through social media following directions by Chief Secretary A P Padhi, who has appealed to people not to believe in such rumours.