Protestors Defy Curfew In Jammu Again

28 July 2008

New Delhi: Jammu continues to remain tense as protests rage on over the revoking of the Amarnath land transfer. Protestors defying the curfew came out on the streets in huge numbers this morning (July 28). The protests turned violent after the agitators got into a scuffle with the police. Angry mobs protesting against the high handedness of the police, torched police vehicles in Muthi which is in the outskirts of Jammu. The protestors are also demanding the resignation of the Governor N N Vohra. Curfew was reimposed in Jammu after violence broke out yesterday (July 27) leaving over 70 people injured. Fresh protests erupted this morning just soon after the curfew was relaxed. Curfew continues to be imposed in Jammu for the 5th consecutive day, and Jammu is completely bandh following the call given by Amarnath Yatra Sangathan Samiti. And, as tension continues to simmer in Jammu, former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister - Ghulam Nabi Azad - has accused that the nexus between politicians and militants in the state is responsible for the mounting tension in Jammu.