In Pics: Varanasi violence; schools, colleges to remain closed; 50 arrested

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Varanasi, Oct 6: As the temple town of Varanasi boiled in protests over ban on idol immersions in Ganga and lathicharge on Monday, Oct 5, nearly 50 persons were arrested on Tuesday and authorities maintained a tight vigil.

Following a day full of protests and curfew, schools, colleges and other institutions remain closed in Varanasi today, as a matter of caution.

Here are some pics of Monday's protest in Varanasi:

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Protesters set affire a police jeep during a clash with the police in Varanasi on Monday. The clashes broke out during a demonstration by the sadhus and devotees against the September 22 police baton-charge on a procession where they were heading to immerse Lord Ganesha's idol in the Ganga.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Protesters set affire a police jeep during a clash with the police in Varanasi on Monday.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Policemen fire towards protesters during a violent clash in Varanasi on Monday.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Protesters damage a police jeep during a clash with the police in Varanasi on Monday.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Police in action against protesters during a violent clash in Varanasi on Monday.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

A Policeman fires towards protesters during a violent clash in Varanasi on Monday.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Protesters set affire vehicles during a clash with the police in Varanasi on Monday.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Protesters clash with the police during a demonstration in Varanasi on Monday against the September 22 police baton-charge on a procession where they were heading to immerse Lord Ganesha's idol in the Ganga.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Injured police men during a violent clash with the protesters in Varanasi on Monday.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Protesters set affire a police jeep during a clash with the police in Varanasi on Monday.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Police in action against protesters during a violent clash in Varanasi on Monday.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Heavy police force arrives after violent clashes with sadhus and police in Varanasi on Monday.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

Motorcycles in fire after a clash between sadhus and police in Varanasi on Monday.

In Pics: Varanasi violence

An overturned police jeep after a clash between sadhus and police in Varanasi on Monday.

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