But the army is patrolling the streets and in the last week people have been killed as Muslims and Hindus have clashed in the worst religious violence India has seen in 10 years.
Some say as many as a thousand people could be dead.
The police and army are trying to bring peace and order to the streets but there have been reports of violence in more remote areas.
The government has been criticised for not sending in troops sooner to control the situation and the worry has always been that the violence could spread to other areas of the country.
History of conflict