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by August 12, 2013 Miscellaneous

Srinagar, August 12 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, indefinite curfew continued in eight districts of Jammu region as vandalism against Muslims has claimed one more life in attacks unleashed by Village Defence Committee (VDC) members in the Muslim areas of the region.

The anti-Muslim violence spread after a Muslim worshiper was burned to death and several others were injured by Hindu extremists and Indian army sponsored armed members in Kishtwar town on Eid-ul- Fitr.

Curfew continued for the fourth day, today, without any relaxation in Kishtwar town. “Curfew shall continue without any relaxation today (Monday) in Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Reasi, Rajouri, Doda and Kishtwar districts,” a senior administrative officer told media men.

Loudspeaker-mounted Indian army vehicles Monday morning made the announcements in the curfew-bound areas, advising people to remain indoors, as no relaxation has been given under Section 144. The army also carried out flag marches Monday morning in the curfew-bound areas.

Authorities have ordered the closure of all educational institutions in Jammu on Monday, as the Board of School Education also postponed the Class 11 exams scheduled for the day. The annual Amarnath yatra remained suspended for the second day Monday as no pilgrim was allowed to proceed to the Kashmir valley.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736


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