Curfew Continues For 2nd Day In Rajouri

Curfew Continues For 2nd Day In Rajouri

16 March 2012
Rising Kashmir
Syed Amjad Shah

Jammu: The strict curfew restrictions remained in force in border town of Rajouri for the second consecutive day on Friday. The police and paramilitary personnel were deployed in strength in Rajouri town and other sensitive areas of the district. The cops strictly enforced the curfew and did not allow people to venture out. A police official said the situation remained peaceful and no untoward incident took place. Meanwhile, sources said a delegation of five political figures and ministers including Minister of State for PDD Shabir Khan, Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma, Minister of Industries Surjeet Singh Salathia, Advisors to Chief Ministers Davinder Rana and Mubarak Gul visited the trouble hit district. 'They held series of meetings with the members of the communities, administration and security agencies to review the situation,' they said. In a related development, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal, IGP (Jammu Zone) Dilbagh Singh and a delegation of Muslim community led by Maulana Mir Mohammad Shamsi visited residences of other community members in Rajouri town. 'The delegation interacted with the community members and took stock of the situation,' they said Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Ghulam Ahmed Khawaja told Rising Kashmir that situation in the district is under control today. 'A delegation of ministers held meeting with members of particular community and urged them to open their business establishments and help administration in restoring peace,' he said. Meanwhile, Jammu-based saffron parties J&K Democratic Front, Vishva Hindu Parishad, Bharatiya Janta Party and Shiv Sena have called for ‘Jammu bandh’ on Saturday (March 17). In a statement, BJP president, Shamsher Singh Manhas said that they have extended support to Jammu bandh. 'The brutal lathicharge ordered by administration had not spared even women and media persons. The government should take suitable action against the culprits,' he said. He appealed people from all walks of life to make the Jammu bandh a success.