Omar, Mehbooba expresses concern over ‘clashes’ in Jammu, seek control on situation

Srinagar

Following the reports of curfew and clashes from Jammu region, the two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have expressed their concern.

Reacting to the circumstances, Omar Abdullah said; “If the security forces & the administration’s attention is shifted to dealing with communal violence in #Jammu instead of investigating yesterday’s attack & preventing further attacks who are we helping with the arson & violence?

“Have been in touch with J&K police officials regarding the situation in #Jammu. I’ve been assured that two columns of army have been requisitioned & moved to the most vulnerable areas to take control of the situation,” Omar tweeted.

“It should never have been allowed to reach this point. Preemptive measures should have been taken this morning knowing that it is Friday & congregations would assemble for prayers. I hope the situation is now defused without further loss.”

Meanwhile, the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti wrote; “It will be a travesty & against the spirit of our secular ethno-cultural values to use this terror attack as an excuse to target minorities. Hour of the need is to show compassion & come together.”

“Distressed to hear about miscreants in Jammu trying to take advantage of the situation by inciting tension. Guv adm should have preempted this by securing minority dominated areas. Have spoken to IG Jammu to deploy additional security,” Mehbooba tweeted.

Earlier, media reports suggested that the Jammu provenance of the state is observing a complete shutdown against the killings and clashes between the forces and people were also reported.

However, a curfew has been imposed in the division to maintain law and order in the area.

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