Highway attack fallout: Curfew imposed in Jammu city after violent protests

Srinagar: Curfew has been imposed Jammu city on Friday following violent protests against the Pulwama militant attack that left 49 CRPF personnel dead and several others injured.

Massive protests rocked Jammu and Kashmir’s winter capital after a bandh call given by Vishwa Hindu Parishad J&K, Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry supported by Jammu Bar Association.

Reports reaching QNS said that the locals pelted stoned on police and reportedly torched vehicles in Gujjar Nagar area following which the authorities imposed curfew in the area. Large contingent of forces has been deployed in the area to control the situation.

Earlier curfew was imposed at Bus Stand, Nawabad, Bakshi Nagar, Peer Mitha, Pacca Danga, Channi Himmat, Janipur, Domana, and Bagh-E-Bahu areas. Now curfew has been imposed in whole Jammu city by the administration.

Β “In exercise of powers vested in him under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code, District Magistrate Jammu has ordered imposition of curfew in the area of whole Jammu city to maintain law and order, public tranquillity and to protect life and property of general public,” the order read.

Earlier on Thursday people also took to the streets in Jewel Chowk, Purani Mandi, Rehari, Janipur, Gandhinagar, Bakshi Nagar, Muthi, Talab Tilloo and Satwari and protested against the killings.

The protests burned tires on the road and waving Indian flags the protestors raised anti-Pakistan slogans and demanded action against Pakistan for β€œsponsoring terrorism in the Valley.” 

Demonstrations and candle light marches were held at many places. Members of the Bagrang Dal, Shiv Sena and the Dogra Front were seen protesting in large numbers.

J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, in an emergent decision suspended work in all the courts in Jammu, including the high Court and the tribunals, in protest of β€œthe dastardly acts of frustrated terrorists” in Pulwama, Kashmir, a Bar spokesman said.


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