Protests throws life out of gear newly-born in Soro Tehsil

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Soro (Kanshiram Nagar), June 7 (UNI) Even as the District Administration has imposed prohibatory orders under section 144 after lifting the curfew imposed on May 30, the locals continue with strident protests in the newly-made Soro tehsil.

The protests has thrown life out of gear in the one-month-old Soro over cancellation of its ''tehsil'' status.

A large number of police personnel have been deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident, besides district magistrates and superintendent of police staying there in temporary camps and maintaining round-the-clock vigil.

On May 23, a meeting of the Uttar Pradesh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Mayawati had decided to set up Sahabar tehsil against the existing Soro tehsil in the new Kanshiram Nagar.

Soon after this, the locals of Soro tehsil had took to streets over cancellation of their tehsil for the adjacent Sahabar town.

The situation slipped out of hands and police resorted to firing upon the mob, which claimed the life of one person, besides several sustaining grievous wounds.

According to officials reports, the protestors set afire some bogies of a passenger train, en route from Pilibhit to Mathura.

Incidents of stone pelting were also coming into fore.

The enraged mob also torched two police vehicle and set on fire a Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) mobile tower.

The locals also pelted stones upon senior policemen, in which Superintendent of Police (SP) and other cops sustained wounds.

On May 30, due to tensed situation, the District Administration imposed curfew in the area, while Etah-Aligarh-Badaun and Bareilly routes were blocked.

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