Curfew relaxed in Sirsa for 12 hours
August 29, 2017  09:25
Authorities in Sirsa today relaxed the curfew from 7 am to 7 pm in after the sentencing of Dera Sach Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in two rape cases.

The decision was taken after no violent incident was reported in the area.

This is the second time since Sunday the curfew has been relaxed, officials said.

Sirsa town is home to the sprawling Dera headquarters where the sect's followers had gathered in large numbers ahead of Ram Rahim's conviction.

"Authorities should lift the curfew permanently in the area as the law and order situation is under control," Bobby Soni, a localite, said.

"During the relaxation of curfew people can buy their household items. Also, schools colleges and other educations institutions will also remain open during the period," Special Commissioner (Civil), V Umashankar said.

Inspector General (Hisar range) A S Dhillon yesterday said there has been no report of violence by Dera followers in the district.  -- PTI

IMAGE: Security forces personnel and police men patrolling the main market in Sirsa after the pronouncement of quantum of sentence for Gurmeet Ram Rahim. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo
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