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Curfew relaxed in Goalpara

There seems to be some let up in the overall situation in Goalpara. Indefinite curfew in Krishnai and Mornoi areas of the district was relaxed on Friday with no fresh incidents reported from the district where counting of panchayat election votes took place.
Curfew was relaxed from 6 AM to 8 PM even as the Army deployed since the panchayat poll day on February 12 was carrying out flag marches in the sensitive areas of the district.
The situation in the district turned violent on poll day with 20 people killed in police firing, arson and clashes.
The RHJAC has been demanding holding of the RHAC polls ahead of the panchayat hustings as the village and panchayat committees would undermine the authority of the Autonomous Council.
 

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the state government would recommend a CBI enquiry into the incidents.

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