Curfew continues in Jammu for 3rd day, Kashmir observes shutdown

The curfew was imposed on Friday after miscreants torched vehicles and damaged several others carrying number plates of the Kashmir Valley in protest against Thursday's killing of 49 CRPF troopers.

Published: 17th February 2019 11:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2019 10:28 PM   |  A+A-

Indian protestors shout slogans against Pakistan during the second day of curfew in Jammu.

Indian protestors shout slogans against Pakistan during curfew in Jammu. (Photo | AP)

Express News Service

JAMMU: The curfew continued to remain in force for third consecutive day on Sunday in Jammu and army conducted flag march to maintain law and order and peace in the winter capital of the State. In Kashmir, the normal life was paralysed by the shutdown called by traders against the harassment of Kashmiris in Jammu and other parts of the country.

The police personnel enforced strict curfew in Srinagar and other parts of the Jammu city. The police men and vehicles conducted patrolling throughout the day to maintain law and order and peace in the region. The army also conducted flag march in the city.

The army helicopters and UAVs were also hovering over the air.

The curfew was imposed in Jammu on Thursday after mobs set ablaze dozens of vehicles of Kashmiris and vandalized properties of particular community in different parts of Jammu as a fallout of deadly suicide car bombing in Pulwama in which 44 CRPF men were killed and many others injured.

The mobs targeted the Kashmiris living in Jammu. The government quarters, where Kashmiri employees and their families were putting up, were also attacked with stones by the mobs.An official said about 150 people involved in torching of vehicles were arrested.

He said the situation remained largely peaceful today but curfew would remain in force tomorrow also.The mobile internet service remained suspended for third day today. The internet speed on fixed line broadband connections has been reduced.

Meanwhile, Kashmir observed complete shutdown today on the call of traders to protest against assault and harassment of Kashmiris in Jammu and other parts of the Valley.

In a related development Employees Coordination Committee Civil Secretariat (ECCCS) today demanded that government should facilitate return of Kashmiri employees to Kashmir in view of mob violence in Jammu."The government should provide us and our families transport facility and protection to our homes in Kashmir as we feel insecure in Jammu," said ECCCS chairman Ghulam Rasool Mir.

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