September 2007 News

Peace Restored In Rajouri

26 September 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Rajouri: After two days of trouble, peace was restored to the township of Rajouri today while the District Administration has assured action against the mischief mongers responsible for violence during meeting with the members of both the communities. The border town witnessed violence and clashes between some of the members of both the communities after India defeated Pakistan in 20Twenty world Cup final. With the acts of some mischief mongers near a mosque the trouble started in the town on Monday night. It was followed by violent incidents in other parts of the town. Today, members of majority community met the Deputy Commissioner, Rafiq Sheikh and DIG P R Manhas. They submitted a memorandum demanding action against the accused responsible for allegedly throwing fire works towards a religious place when special prayers were going on in the late evening. They maintained that some newspapers did not carry factual reports and the version of their community and said that administration should clarify the same. They demanded that accused should be arrested within two days. The members of minority community organisations also met the Administration and demanded action against the members of other community for resorting to violent action when some youth were celebrating Indian victory. They raised counter allegations and demanded that all the accused be booked and punished under law of the land. Meanwhile, Deputy Commission Rajouri Rafiq Sheikh said that Assistant Commissioner, Inderjeet Singh has been directed to conduct an inquiry into the whole episode. The DC said that action will certainly be taken against the accused after inquiry is completed. He assured fair justice to the members of both the communities and appealed them to maintain peace and harmony.


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