Varanasi Violence: Curfew lifted, 22 injured and 29 arrested

Varanasi: The curfew in the city of Varanasi was lifted from all areas of Varanasi, even while it was announced that all schools and colleges would remain closed in the city on Tuesday. 22 people were injured during the incident while 29 people were arrested.


Curfew had imposed in four areas of Varanasi – Kotwali, Dashashwamedh, Chowk & Luxa – after hundreds of Sadhus demonstrated in Varanasi against the September 22 police baton-charge on a procession where they were heading to immerse a Lord Ganesha idol in the Ganga.

Hundreds of sadhus turned up for the Anyay Pratikaar Yatra at Town Hall ground, and were joined by others to protest the police action September 22. Moreover, from Maidagin to Bansphatak, demonstrations were being held on roads before police intervened to thwart the rally.

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The protests turned violent around 4:30 PM when demonstrators reached Godaulia, after the police caned protestors and even burned down a police booth at Godaulia. Incidentally, the Member of Parliament from Varanasi is Prime Minister Narendra Modi.