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A restaurant in Shah Ali Banda
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Hyderabad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Charminar|
Shalibanda is part of the area surrounding the Old City, which has problems with communal riots, forcing police to impose curfews. In 1992, one community cut off power to Shalibanda in order to disable and ransack the area. Due to this violent memory, and the constant fear of a repeat attack, power cuts are handled as very extreme situations with police enforcing complete shut down of the city.