Curfew relaxation passes off peacefully
No violence has been reported even as the organisation spearheading the Amarnath land row stir extended the shutdown in the city by five days.Updated: Aug 04, 2008 14:55 IST
No violence was reported from Jammu and Samba districts where curfew was relaxed on Monday for varying periods even as the organisation spearheading the Amarnath land row stir extended the shutdown in the city by five days.
No relaxation in curfew was given in rest of the Jammu region which is witnessing unrest over the land issue that has left five dead and more than 200 hurt since June-end.
Curfew was relaxed from 0500 to 0800 hrs in Jammu and from 0800 hrs to 1000 hrs in Samba, officials said adding no untoward incident was reported from the two districts during lifting of the curfew.
Residents thronged marketplaces during the relaxation period to buy essential and other commodities, the officials said.
After the curfew was re-imposed, army conducted flag marches in sensitive areas in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
Doctors, nurses and other staff in government hospitals in the city took mass casual leave for a day today to express their solidarity with the agitators.
Meanwhile, the Amarnath Sangrash Samiti, an amalgam of 35 political, religious and social outfits, extended the shutdown in Jammu city by another five days.
The Samiti is demanding removal of Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and immediate restoration of land to the Amarnath Shrine Board.