KL NEWS NETWORK
Three towns of Jammu region are observing shutdown on Friday.
Reports reaching here said that protestors also attempted to block the busy Jammu-Srinagar highway.
“Shops, educational institutions, public transport and other businesses remained closed in Udhampur, Reasi and Chenani towns of Jammu region, following the protest shutdown called by Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) against alleged bovine slaughter,” the reports said. “Some JKNPP activists tried to block the Jammu-Srinagar national highway at Udhampur on Friday, but police restored traffic.”
The authorities have made adequate Police and Paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployent in Udhampur, Chenani and Reasi towns to maintain law and order, and prevent anti-social elements from stoking communal passions.
Pertinently, panic gripped the entire Udhampur and Reasi districts on Thursday evening when rumours spread that bovines were slaughtered in Chenani town.
Shahid Choudhary, district magistrate (DM) Udhampur, confirmed to reporters that the animals did not have any cuts inflicted by a sharp-edged weapon.