CM visits Vottoli, Bhainsa, appeals people to maintain peace

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Adilabad, Oct 16(UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today visited the riot-torn Vottoli and curfew-bound Bhainsa town to console the family members of the nine people killed in commnal clashes during an immersion ceremony on October ten.

During his visit to the two places the Chief Minister appealed to all sections of the people to maintain peace and tranquility which was essential for hastening the development process.

Curfew continued to be in force for the seventh day today in Bhaisna town with a relaxation of two hours from 0800 hrs to 1000 hrs to enable the people to purchase essential commodities, including milk, vegetables, groceries and medicines.

According to police, the situation was peaceful and well under control.

The situation in Nirmal and Asifabad towns was also under control, police said.

Home Minister K Jana Reddy told newspersons in Hyderabad that curfew would be lifted in Bhainsa in the next two to three days.

Three people were killed and 15 injured when violence broke out at Bhainsa town in this district during an immersion ceremony on October 10 while in another incident six people, including three children, were burnt alive on Sunday, at their residence in Vottoli.

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