Curfew in Jammu After Mob Violence Over Pulwama Attack, Army Called in Amid Fears of Communal Backlash


Curfew was imposed in Jammu city following massive violence in which at least 12 persons were injured and dozens of vehicles damaged and torched by the mobs during a bandh call on Friday in the wake of the terror attack in Pulwama in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

The Army has been called in to help maintain law and order and conduct flag marches, officials said. Curfew was imposed as authorities feared a communal backlash.

Protesters, particularly in the old city, refused to disperse even after loudspeakers announced that curfew was imposed. “We have imposed curfew in Jammu city as a precautionary measure,” Deputy Commissioner of Jammu Ramesh Kumar said.

According to officials, there was complete bandh in Jammu city and there was no traffic on roads and all shops and markets were closed. Read More

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