Over 60 injured in Jammu violence
In stepped-up violence, over 60 people, including 15 cops, were injured and more than 110 activists of various groups arrested.Updated: Jul 03, 2008 19:39 IST
In stepped-up violence, over 60 people, including 15 cops, were injured and more than 110 activists of various groups arrested, as protesters defied curfew orders, clashed with police at many places and torched several vehicles in Jammu region over the Amarnath land revocation row.
Curfew was extended to Lakhanpur town today after protesters burnt an inter-state toll post there. Nearly 5,000 demonstrators barged into the toll post, clashed with police and CRPF personnel, who resorted to teargas shelling and baton charge, official sources told PTI.
They set afire the post and went berserk, damaging dozens of vehicles at Lakhanpur town of Kathua district.
A police post was also set afire at Hatli in Kathua where over people, including 10 cops, were injured in teargas shelling and stone pelting. Over 40 people were arrested.
In Jammu, defying curfew orders, over 6,000 people gathered at Bantalab and marched towards city. However, police fired teargas shells and baton charged to disperse them.
The All Party Migrant Coordination Committee -- a conglomeration of 16 social, trade and political organisations of displaced Kashmiri Pandits -- also led protests and fought pitched battles with police resulting in the injuring of 12 people, including three cops.
Protesters also pelted stoned at the house of Congress minister Moula Ram and broke window panes. Over 17 people were injured and 48 arrested in Jammu district, police said.