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Jammu, August 11: In disputed Jammu and Kashmir, curfew has been extended to Kathua, Udhampur, Samba, Rajouri and Reasi districts following the reign of terror unleashed by Hindu extremists against Muslim population across Jammu region.
The measure has been taken after anti-Muslim violence erupted in Jammu last evening. Kishthwar where the violence sparked off soon after the Eid prayers on Friday, is already under curfew for the last three days. The authorities confirmed that situation in Jammu and Rajouri was tense. The activists of Hindu extremist organsiations, Vishua Hindu Prashed, Bharatiya Janata Party and Bajrang Dal torched at least five shops belonging to the Muslims in the area.
The extremists set on fire several vehicles including a passenger bus in Jammu. A Hindu gang of so-called Village Defence Committees raided the Paddar Police Station in Kishtwar in pursuit of a Muslim civilian sheltering in the station. They kidnapped the man and subsequently killed him.
Meanwhile, the handicap man who was burnt alive by a Hindu mob on Friday in Kishtwar has been identified as Bashir Ahmed Sheikh of Sangram Bata.
On the other hand, normal life remained crippled for the second consecutive day, today, in Kashmir Valley due to the strike against the ongoing anti-Muslim violence in Jammu. Call for the strike was given by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani. All shops, business establishments and petrol pumps across the Valley remained closed, while public transport was off the road.
In disputed Kashmir region normal life remains crippled for the second consecutive day, today, in Kashmir Valley due to the strike against the ongoing anti-Muslim violence in Kishtwar town of Jammu.
Call for the strike has been given by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani.
Most of the shops, business establishments and petrol pumps across the Valley remain closed, while public transport is off the roads.
Meanwhile, the authorities have suspended Internet and mobile phone services across occupied Kashmir, today. Officials said that the step was taken to prevent the spread of rumours.
The entire occupied territory particularly Jammu is tense following the Friday’s anti-Muslim violence at Kishtwar in Jammu region that left two dead and over 20 injured.
Pakistani military sources had earlier accused India of opening unprovoked fire on a Pakistani Rangers’ checkpost in the Sialkot sector on Sunday morning.
“Indian Border Security Forces resorted to unprovoked firing on Pakistani Rangers posts near Pukhlian, Head Marala area, in Sialkot sector,” an unnamed senior military official, told AFP..