Jammu city witnessed violent protests over Pulwama terror attack: Just after the day of terror attack on Thursday in South Kashmir’s Pulwama, curfew was braced in Friday afternoon in the Jammu city following occurrences of fierceness. Police said an angry crowd burn down a number of vehicles after stones were showered on campaigners, who were raising slogans in the heavily populated area of the city.
Pulwama terror attack: Curfew imposed in Jammu following massive protests
As per the order of the District Magistrate said the decision was taken “In view of prevailing law and order” circumstances in Jammu district. It further added, “There is every likelihood of breach of peace, which may lead to acts of arson, targeting vehicles and causing loss of life and property”
A police official said, “Three youth were injured in the stone pelting and then the protesters went berserk and damaged around 15 to 20 vehicles. Consequently, police fired smoke shells to control the situation. Later, some people from a particular community pelted stones at MES headquarters but the police parties reached in time and again fired teargas shells to disperse them”.
As per the statement from a local resident, he said that the crowd set on fire about 30 vehicles and smashed scores of further vehicles in the area. As a result, there was a stone bombarding in the area. However, the campaigners yelled slogans of ‘Pakistan Murdabad’ and ‘Hindustan Zindabad’, stone pelters in the area from other end yelled slogans ‘Naar-e-Taqbir Allah-Hu-Akbar’.
He further said that after detecting trouble policemen resorted to tear-gas and lathicharge to scatter the campaigners and evade a clash amongst the two groups. “The protesters also smashed windowpanes of some houses,” he added.
Extra reinforcement of cops was being sent to the locality to suppress violent protests. Earlier on the Friday morning, huge anti-Pakistan protests disturbed and shook the winter capital, in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack where 44 Central Reserve Police Force personnel are be afraid to have been killed. Till now the officials from CRPF has confirmed the death of 38 personnel, who were part of the convoy which came under attack on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.
On the account of this misfortune incident many people took out protest and rallies in Jewel Chowk, Purani Mandi, Kunwani, Rehari, Janipur, Gandhi Nagar, Bakshi Nagar, Muthi, Talab Tilloo and Satwari areas of the capital city and objected in contradiction of the killings.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad of Jammu and Kashmir intensely condemned the terror attack. Senior office carriers of VHP, comprising Leela Karan Sharma, apprehended an emergency meeting here and paid honour to all the jawans who were killed in the attack. A VHP spokesman said that in harmony with security forces, they declared a bandh in Jammu on Friday.
The VHP has also requested to the central and state governments to let the Indian security forces to hit them back with a free hand. Many organisations such as Kashmiri Pandit organisations, comprising Panun Kashmir, All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC), All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) and All Parties Migrant Coordination Committee (APMCC) have also condemned the cowardly attack.
Violence against the protesters was also recounted from the border town of Poonch. A rally of protesters was passing through Alla Pir locality in the town when some mischievous rudiments bombarded stones at them.