New Delhi : Since no violent protests were recorded in the district for some while, the new collector, OP Srivastava said the local administration decided to lift the curfew from 10 am to 6 pm. However, Superintendent of Police , Manoj Kumar added that no protests, rallies or demonstrations would be allowed. The police have arrested at least 56 people till now and detained over 100 in connection with the violence during the farmers’ agitation.
While curfew will be relaxed, security personnel will continue to keep tight vigil along the highways, borders of villages as well as places where people are expected to visit in large numbers. The Madhya Pradesh police on Friday said that the curfew was relaxed to help locals access essential commodities that have been out of reach thanks to the violent protests that the region was witness to.