Curfew imposed in several parts of Jammu city after mobs ‘torch vehicles’
SRINAGAR: Authorities on Friday imposed curfew in several parts of Jammu city following violence by unruly mobs in the aftermath of a militant attack in suthern Kashmir’s Pulwama district that left over 40 CRPF personnel dead and several others injured.
Reports said that the authorities imposed in Bus Stand, Nawabad, Bakshi Nagar, Peer Mitha, Pacca Danga, Channi Himmat, Janipur, Domana, and Bagh-E-Bahu areas, news gathering agency ANI reported.
The curfew was imposed after unruly mobs torched several vehicles and vandalised many others.
The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry had called for a shutdown in Jammu while Jammu Bar Association supported it.
Reports said that a large contingent of forces has been deployed in the area to control the situation.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that giving vent to anger by attacking innocent people because of their ethnicity or religion is no way to honour the sacrifices of the CRPF personnel who were killed in a militant attack in Pulwama on Thursday.
Omar said that the reports of violence and arson in Jammu are deeply worrying. I” hope political leaders & civil society are able to ensure cooler heads prevail.”
He tweeted: “Kashmiris/Muslims in Jammu didn’t attack our CRPF jawans yesterday, terrorists did. This violence is a convenient tool by some to shift the blame. Let’s unite against terror let’s not allow terror to divide us.”