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Curfew after 7 pm, in Old City of Hyderabad, Centre Sends 1800 Paramilitary Personnel.

March 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Police gaurds Old City of Hyderabad hit by clashs between two communities from last three days.

Worried over the communal clashes in Hyderabad, the Centre has rushed 1800 paramilitary personnel to the trouble-hit city to help local police to restore peace.

About 400 Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel have already reached the Andhra Pradesh capital while 400 more RAF personnel are being airlifted from Ahmedabad and Coimbatore.

“We are also sending 700 additional CRPF and 300 CISF personnel to Hyderabad to assist local police in handling the situation arising out of the violence,” a Home Ministry official said.

At least 36 people were injured in stone-pelting and 70 others taken into custody after the clashes between two communities in the old city that erupted last evening.

Prohibitory orders were clamped in 18 police stations of south zone and four police stations of Goshamahal division of west zone of the city.

“The situation continued to be tense,” the official said.