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Curfew continues to be in force in Jammu

Curfew remains in force in Jammu and Kashmir as no fresh incident of violence reported from these areas.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2008 03:12 PM IST

Curfew remained in force on Saturday in Jammu and towns of Bhaderwah, Samba and Kathua, officials said.

There was no fresh incident of violence or defying the curfew restrictions reported from these areas, they said.

Curfew was imposed in some parts of Jammu city on July 1 after protesters demanding cancellation of land transfer order to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board clashed with police and indulged in stone pelting on vehicles.

It was later extended to the whole city when protesters defied curfew and held demonstrations at different places.
Curfew was also imposed in Bhaderwah and Samba on July 2 and in Kathua on July 3 following incidents of violence and clashes between police and the demonstrators.

Senior civil and police officers were closely monitoring the situation, the officials said, adding that relaxation may be considered for varying periods to enable people to buy essential things.

Police, CRPF and Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been deployed to maintain law and order here, they said.

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