Wednesday, May 1, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Three die in Gujarat violence

Volunteers of an NGO from Bihar clean a house
Volunteers of an NGO from Bihar clean a house in the riot-hit Beharampura area of Ahmedabad on Monday night. 

Children collect pellets for a manufacture
Children collect pellets for a manufacture of hand-made bombs in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. 
ó PTI photos

Ahmedabad, April 30
Three persons were killed and three others injured in police firing in curfew-bound areas in the city and in Baroda as violence escalated in the two major cities of Gujarat late past night, the police said today.

Two persons were killed when the police opened fire to scare away the violent mob setting fire to houses and shops and pelting stones at each other in curfew-bound Vadi police station area in Baroda late past night.

The mobs also hurled petrol and crude bombs at each other, the police said.

In Ahmedabad city, one person was killed and three others injured when the police opened fire to scatter the mob trying to set shops afire in Ranip area around midnight.

The mob set ablaze a godown of plastic materials and firewood in the same localty under Sabarmati police station area.

One person was injured when a petrol bomb he was making exploded in curfew-bound Kalupur area, the police said.

In Vatva area, police burst teargas shells to disperse stone-pelting crowd late past night.

Meanwhile, indefinite curfew continued in Kalupur and Gomtipur areas of the city, which witnessed a spate of fresh violence since April 21.

Rapid Action Force was deployed in six most sensitive areas, the police said, adding these areas were under indefinite curfew since Saturday. PTI



NCM team to visit Gujarat
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 30
Full panel of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) will visit Gujarat on May 2 to have interface with the representatives of the minority community from violence affected areas at Ahmedabad and other cities.

The NCM team will be led by its Chairman Justice M. Shamim. This will be the second visit of the NCM panel to Gujarat, after, the communal violence broke out there. The commissionís last visit was on March 13, sources said.Back

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