Curfew restrictions imposed in Jammu, army stages flag march

9 August 2008
The Hindustan Times


Jammu: The Army on Saturday staged flag marches and imposed curfew restrictions in several districts of the Jammu region which have been rocked with protests over the Amarnath land transfer issue. Police said the curfew relaxations have been withdrawn as a precautionary measure in Samba, Jammu, Rajouri and Kathua as an all-party delegation headed by Union Home Minister arrived in Jammu from New Delhi to review the situation. Army troops staged flag marches in Jammu, Samba, Kathua and Poonch districts early on Saturday. 'There is no report of any untoward incident so far from any curfew-bound area. The situation is peaceful,' said a police officer. In Kathua, curfew was extended for another 72 hours by the district administration. In Jammu and Samba districts, the curfew entered the ninth day on Saturday.