The town of Bhiwandi and the surrounding area in the Indian State of Maharashtra were quiet on Saturday (16 May) after the recent religious riots in which more than 150 people died.
GTV Bhiwandi street scene
GTV Bus station
SV People leaving buses
SV People with belingings
SV Others carrying belingings
SV Three men pushing hand cart with belingings
SV Two hindu women followed by two moslem women in street
GV Devastation (3 shots)
LV & SV's Home Guard clearing debris (3 shots)
GV & SV's Burnt out looms (3 shots)
SV Men wheeling hand cart loaded with spindles for looks
GV INT. Looms working
CU Operators and looms (2 shots)
LV & CU Medical team giving inoculations against cholera (4 shots)
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Background: The town of Bhiwandi and the surrounding area in the Indian State of Maharashtra were quiet on Saturday (16 May) after the recent religious riots in which more than 150 people died.
The curfew that was imposed during the bitter Hindu-Moslem clashes more than a week ago has been relaxed and the situation was described as completely under control.
In the nearby town of Thana on the outskirts of Bombay police were also in command after looting and arson in riots on Monday (12 May).
Medical units have been moved into the area to give anti-cholera injections.
Bhiwandi factories and shops were open again and home guard officials were clearing up debris left by the riots.
Most of the dead are believed to be Moslems. The Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi was due to visit the troubled area over the weekend.
The riots have bear the worst communal violence in India since 4000 were killed in Ahmedabad last year.