Curfew Imposed In Udhampur, Rajouri, Jammu District

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Curfew was imposed in the Udhampur and Samba on Sunday and Army has been deployed after two people were killed and over 20 were injured in communal clashes in Kishtwar.

The curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure in the area, according to police. Curfew was imposed in the Rajouri and Jammu on late Saturday night.

“Attempts were made to set ablaze two shops and two vehicles torched in New Plot area of Jammu district,” Divisional Commissioner Shant Manu had said to reporters.

Curfew was imposed in the entire Jammu district following the incidents, he said.

State Police Chief Ashok Prasad was camping in the district since Friday to take on-the-spot decisions besides ensuring coordination between the civil and army authorities, a senior official said.

The Jammu and Kashmir Highway also remained blocked at several places as protestors burnt tyres, sat on dharnas and put up barricades in Vijaypur in Samba, Rajpora in Kathua, Udhampur and Gangyal areas.

 A large number of BJP, Bajrang Dal and VHP activists marched in the Jammu city to protest against Kishtwar violence and later clashed with police and CRPF personnel as they stopped them from moving ahead.

(with inputs from agencies)

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