Despite curfew, quarters of Kashmiris attacked in Janipur Jammu

Despite curfew, quarters of Kashmiris attacked in Janipur Jammu

News gathering agency GNS reported that they received several distress calls from the Janipur residents alleging they were attacked by the frenzied mobs in presence of policemen.

Despite curfew, a number of quarters belonging to Kashmiris were attacked on Saturday in Janipur area of Jammu, reports said.

News gathering agency GNS reported that they received several distress calls from the Janipur residents alleging they were attacked by the frenzied mobs in presence of policemen.

“The mobs entered inside the premises and attacked quarters of Kashmiris while police remained a mute spectator,” they said, according to GNS.

Secretariat Employees Union President Ghulam Rasool Mir condemned the attack and urged the administration to ensure the safety of the people from Kashmir and those from the particular community.

“This is highly condemnable. There are brazen attempts to damage the communal harmony and brotherhood and the administration must swing into action to ensure that such attacks are stopped instantly and that life and property of the Kashmiris and other innocents are protected,” he said.    

On Friday, nearly 30 vehicles belonging to a particular community were reduced to ashes while more than 50 vehicles were damaged by the mobs during a strike called by the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Bar Association in the state’s winter capital against Thursday’s attack on CRPF in Lethpora Pulwama.

The fresh attack on Kashmiris comes despite the curfew imposed by district magistrate from 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Army also carried a flag march and stands deployed in strength across the Jammu city and around other sensitive parts.

There was violence yesterday at several places including Gujjar Nagar, Shahidi Chowk, Janipur, Purani Mandi, Pacca Danga, Rehari, Residency Road, New Plot, Gummat, Prem Nagar and Narwal.