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Amarnath yatra stopped

Protests rocked several areas of Jammu division as authorities stopped a fresh batch of Amarnath pilgrims from leaving for the shrine.

In the wake of the incident, no fresh batch of Amarnath pilgrims was allowed on Friday from Jammu for Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, police said.

A shutdown was called by Muslim outfits in several areas like Bhaderwah, Banihal, Thathri, Kishtwar, Gool, Doda, Sangaldan to protest against the incident.

Additional forces were deployed in sensitive areas a day after four persons were killed and 44 others, including security personnel, injured in stone-pelting and resultant firing when a mob attacked a BSF camp.

‘The situation is under control — it is peaceful — but there have been protests in some areas’, inspector general of police (IGP) Jammu Zone, Rajesh Kumar said. Kumar said that adequate security has been deployed in the region to ensure peace and normalcy in the region.

As many as 42 injured people are getting treatment in GMC hospital, Ramban district hospital and Srinagar hospital. In Bhaderwah and Thathri, protestors took out a march and burnt tyres demanding arrest of the culprits and punishment to them. There was a shutdown in various towns in Jammu regions against the incident.

‘There were no reports of any untoward incident reported from anywhere in the areas’, IG said.
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