After the recent incidents of violence and attacks of one group on another the Belgaum police is asking all shops to shut early. The recent one was a clash between two groups in which they broke glasses of an auto and also beat up the driver.
All hotels, shops etc were asked to close by 9.30pm. On Tuesday all shops including pharmacies were asked to closed down at 9.30pm.
Today the SP is meeting with the Cinema hall owners and the fate of the 9pm show will be decided. It is most likely that the night show will be canceled.
The police have a made a list 160 odd people identified people who have been found to be trouble makers.
Barricading is also being done by the police and vehicles are being checked at night. Night patrol and even police presence can be seen during the day time at various locations.
On Monday all hotels were closed at 9 which caused a lot of hardships for people coming in from other places.
Closing of shops/commercial establishments early is not new to people of Belgaum as even earlier the police have taken the same stand during the past years.