6th day of curfew and tension in Jammu region

KL Report

JAMMU

Tension continues to prevail in seven districts of the Jammu region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and on Wednesday, curfew is still in force for the sixth day.

There was, however, periodic relaxation of curfew on Tuesday.

Sources quoting Basheer Ahmad Khan, the District Magistrate of Kishtwar, said that a constant review of the situation is being made on the ground. He also was quoted as saying that no further incidents of violence have been reported.

In Jammu, curfew was relaxed on Tuesday after three days for three hours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Periodic relaxing of curfew was also reported from Kathua, Samba, Reasi, Rajouri, Udhampur and Doda.

So far, eleven persons have been placed under arrest for allegedly inciting communal passions in Kishtwar.

A further 120 people have also been arrested from other parts of the Jammu region.

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