'Jail bharo andolan' starts in Jammu
The Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti has started its three-day 'jail bharo andolan' as authorities lifted curfew for the day in Kishtwar, Jammu and Udhampur districts.india Updated: Aug 19, 2008 18:18 IST
The Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti (SASS) on Monday started its three-day 'jail bharo andolan' as authorities lifted curfew for the day in Kishtwar, Jammu and Udhampur districts and relaxed it for nine hours in Samba district.
Hundreds of people gathered in the city following a bandh call by the SASS which has been spearheading the agitation for the past 51 days.
Over one lakh people demanding transfer of nearly 100 acres of land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) are likely to court arrest, said SASS spokesman Narinder Singh.
Police said curfew was relaxed on Monday from 5 am to 8 pm in Kishtwar, Jammu and Udhampur districts.
"In Kishtwar, which witnessed violence last week, there was no untoward incident and curfew has been relaxed for the day. However, tension is still high," Deputy Commissioner Sudershan Kumar Sharma told PTI.
Samba and Jammu have been under curfew for the past 18 days while Udhampur has been facing curfew restrictions for the past 13 days. The curfew was relaxed on Monday from 5 am to 2 pm in Samba district.