Curfew

  • UP: Curfew imposed in Saharanpur following violence 56 minutes ago

    Saharanpur: Curfew under Section 144 was clamped in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur on Saturday after clashes broke out between two groups in the area. Many people are feared injured in the incident. Clashes between the two groups broke out over some land dispute. ...
  • Communal violence over installation of loudspeakers in religious place cripples Moradabad July 5, 2014

    Moradabad: Moradabad is tense again after clashes between 2 communities over the installation of loudspeakers at a religious place. Police have detained 4 BJP leaders including Muzaffarnagar riot-accused MLA Sangeet Som. The BJP was planning to a hold a mahapanchayat in the city on Friday. However, police had detained BJP MLA...
  • J&K: Army deployed in Poonch after clashes May 23, 2014

    The army on Friday carried out flag march in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch town where an indefinite curfew was imposed following clashes between two communities. "The army has carried out a flag march this (Friday) afternoon in Poonch town to instil confidence among people," a police officer told IANS in Poonch. Authorities...
  • J&K: Curfew imposed in Poonch after clash between two communities May 23, 2014

    Curfew was imposed in Jammu on Friday following tension between two communities. Authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Poonch town of Jammu region as tension mounted after a girl was allegedly beaten up by a boy. "Curfew was imposed this morning as a precautionary measure," a senior police officer told IANS in...
  • Curfew-like restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar May 21, 2014

    Curfew-like restrictions were imposed on Wednesday in seven police station areas of the city ahead of a rally planned by Hurriyat Conference. "Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC have been imposed as a precautionary measure in seven police station areas of the city," police said. The police station areas where restrictions have...
  • Tension in Meerut after two groups open fire at each other May 10, 2014

    Meerut: Over two dozen people have been injured after two communities clashed over drinking water in Meerut. The two groups opened fire at each other. The city is under heavy police deployment with the officials claiming that the situation is under control and no curfew is in place. The incident took...
  • Indefinite curfew clamped in Assam town after violent clashes April 22, 2014

    Tezpur: Indefinite curfew was clamped on Monday in an area near the national highway in Bihguri in Sonitpur district following a clash between a cultural troupe and some youth. Police lathicharged and fired teargas shells to control the mobs that destroyed many dwelling units of one particular community...
  • Night curfew extended by 2 months in border areas March 14, 2014

    With a view to check smuggling and infiltration across Indo-Pak border here, the night curfew has been extended by two months in border areas of the district. The night curfew remains in force in villages Poogal, Khajuwala and Kolayat of the district from 7 pm to 6 am, officials said, adding,...
  • Life in Kashmir turns normal after three days of restrictions February 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Life in Kashmir valley returned to normal after three days of curfew-like restrictions imposed by authorities and strike called by separatists to mark the death anniversaries of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru and JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat. Offices, shops and other commercial establishments including banks and petrol pumps...
  • Afzal Guru's first death anniversary sees curfew-like situation in Kashmir February 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed on Sunday in most parts of Kashmir Valley to foil separatists' plans to hold protests to observe the first death anniversary of Parliament-attack convict Mohd Afzal Guru. Barring Handwara in north Kashmir, all major towns in the Valley have been put under security restrictions with...
  • 6 detained for Pratapgarh violence, curfew continues January 16, 2014

    Police on Thursday detained six persons in connection with communal clashes in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district, which has left three dead and six injured, even as curfew continued in Kotadi village for second consecutive day. "An additional force of 400 policemen has been deployed in the area to maintain law and order...
  • 3 killed, 6 injured in Pratapgarh following clashes between 2 communities; curfew on January 15, 2014

    Three men were killed and six others injured when a clash broke out between two communities in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district, prompting the authorities to impose curfew in the region. The incident occurred on Tuesday night when some youths were returning home after a programme when another group of four-five youths had...
  • Assam: Indefinite curfew continues in violence-affected villages December 28, 2013

    Indefinite curfew continued in Chokihola area of Karbi Anglong district of Assam, where Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tiger (KPLT) militants killed four people on Friday, attacking a Naga village, setting fire and firing indiscriminately. The Assam government rushed three companies of additional forces on Friday night to the affected areas so violence...
  • One killed in police firing in Singrauli, indefinite curfew imposed December 14, 2013

    One person was killed in police firing in Singrauli town, where an indefinite curfew was clamped this evening following violence, police said. Enraged over the death of a person who was detained by police and later went missing, a large number of people staged a road blockade and set afire several...
  • J&K: Curfew imposed in parts of Srinagar ahead of Muharram November 13, 2013

    Curfew is imposed in Srinagar on Wednesday as a precaution to avoid any unprecedented incident on the occasion of Muharram. "Curfew has been imposed in seven police station areas of the city as a precautionary measure," District Magistrate Srinagar Farooq Ahmed Shah said. He said that restrictions on the movement of...
  • Night curfew continues in Egypt November 13, 2013

    The Egyptian army continued to impose the night curfew despite a ruling by the administrative court that the state of emergency be lifted. The curfew continued on Monday night even after the order earlier in the day to lift the 3-month-old state of emergency. The military spokesman said the army will...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Curfew lifted from Vizianagaram, normalcy returns October 19, 2013

    Curfew was lifted from adjoining Vizianagaram town on Saturday, which saw violence early this month during agitation against proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, as normalcy returned. The curfew was lifted from the town in the view of improvement in situation and to provide relief to the people, Deputy Inspector General of...
  • Day time curfew relaxed in Viziangaram today October 14, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: The curfew in trouble-hit Vizianagaram town was on Monday relaxed during day time as the situation is fast getting normal, police said. The curfew has been relaxed on Monday from 6 am to 10 pm to provide relief to the people of the town as the situation has improved, Deputy...
  • Power hit in AP as employees join protests, curfew in Vizianagram October 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: Several districts in Andhra Pradesh remain on the edge as anti-Telangana forces have stepped up their agitation. The state is facing a power crisis with over 50,000 workers from the power sector having joined anti-bifurcation protests. Generation and supply of electricity was severely affected in several parts of Coastal Andhra...
  • Curfew continues in Seemandhra, shoot-at-sight order in Vizianagaram October 6, 2013

    Visakhapatnam/Hyderabad: Curfew was clamped in Vizianagaram town and shoot-at-sight orders issued by district authorities in the wake of Saturday's large-scale violence by anti-bifurcation agitators who remained undeterred and indulged in fresh violence on Sunday and clashed with police. Police fired rubber bullets in the air at Kothapeta area on the outskirts...
  • Telangana fallout: Shoot-at-sight orders in place, train services hit October 6, 2013

    Vijayanagaram: Curfew has been imposed in Vizianagaram town with police given the orders to shoot at sight in the wake of large-scale violence by anti-bifurcation agitators, police said in Hyderabad. Additional forces have also been rushed to the district. More than 50,000 employees of the electricity department have threatened to boycott...
  • Curfew, shoot-at-sight orders in Vizianagaram October 6, 2013

    Hyderabad: Curfew has been imposed in Vizianagaram town with police given the orders to shoot at sight in the wake of large-scale violence by anti-bifurcation agitators, police said in Hyderabad. Vizianagaram, a town in coastal Andhra, has been roiling since the Union Cabinet's decision to create the state of Telangana out...
  • One-month extension to commission probing Kishtwar clashes September 28, 2013

    A one-month extension has been given by the Jammu and Kashmir government to the one-man commission probing Kishtwar communal clashes which left three persons dead and dozens others injured last month. As per a notification issued by the General Administration Department in Srinagar, the government has extended the time for submission...
  • Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir, curfew on in Shopian September 21, 2013

    Normal life was disrupted in Kashmir Valley on Saturday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest the killing of five persons in CRPF firing in Shopian, where curfew continued for the ninth consecutive day. Shops, offices, business establishments, educational institutions and petrol pumps were shut and public...
  • Harda: Shoot-at-sight orders issued in curfew-bound town September 20, 2013

    The situation in curfew-bound Cheepabad-Khirkiya town of Harda district remained tense on Friday, after which the district administration issued shoot-at-sight orders, as a precautionary measure. "Though no untoward incident took place in the troubled town since curfew was imposed, the administration issued shoot-at-sight orders as a precautionary measure," Harda district's Superintendent...
  • Separatist march to curfew-bound Shopian foiled, senior leaders under house arrest September 20, 2013

    The authorities placed senior leaders of the moderate Hurriyat group, including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, under house arrest on Friday to foil their bid to march to curfew-bound south Kashmir's Shopian town. Mirwaiz Umer had called for a march to the curfew-bound Shopian town by separatist leaders and activists on Friday. A crowd...
  • MP: Curfew imposed in Harda after violence September 19, 2013

    Curfew was imposed on Thursday in Cheepabad-Khirkiya town of the district following arson and stone-pelting triggered by the death of an animal as police used canes and fired in the air to curb violence, officials said. An animal was hit by an adivasi, following which it died in an agriculture field...
  • BJP leader Uma Bharti detained while going to Muzaffarnagar September 17, 2013

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti on Tuesday was detained enroute to riot-hit Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. The district had witnessed violence last week in which over 40 people lost their lives. Her visit to the state comes a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party...
  • J&K: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq arrested, stopped from going to Shopian September 17, 2013

    Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was arrested in Srinagar on Tuesday to restrain him from visiting Jammu and Kashmir's curfew bound Shopian town, police sources said. Police sources said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, was stopped from going to Shopian Tuesday in the afternoon. "Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has...
  • After Sharad Yadav, JD(U) MP detained, prevented from visiting riot-hit areas September 17, 2013

    JD(U) MP Ali Anwar Ansari was on Tuesday prevented from visiting the riot-hit areas in Muzaffarnagar and detained at the railway station by the UP police.  Circle Officer, Sanjeev Bajpai said Ansari was detained as a preventive measure in view of the situation in the region. Ansari said, "The state government...