Hyderabad, Apr 3: A week after communal violence hit Hyderabad, the authorities have decided to relax the curfew in the city on Saturday, Apr 3.
Prohibitory orders will be relaxed from 10 am to 1 pm in all 17 police stations limits in the old city and from 8 am to 10 am in eight areas outside the old city, City Police Commissioner AK Khan informed.
The move came after peace prevailed on Friday, Apr 2 and the prayers at local mosques took place without any untoward incidents being reported.
The police was forced to take several steps to make sure that Friday, Apr 2 passed off peacefully. On the direction of the commissioner, religious leaders had urged the people to offer prayers at homes.
However, small groups of people were allowed to offer prayers at local mosques. All roads leading to Mecca Masjid were closed.
The police action went hand-in-hand with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation's efforts to calm down the tension. The corporation personnel removed all flags and banners of religious nature from city walls and poles.
While two people were killed in the clashes that began last Saturday, Mar 27, another man lost his life because he could not get medical treatment at the right time due to curfew.
As many as 90 people were injured in the week-long tension.