Curfew continues for 5th day in Rajouri

Srinagar, September 18, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, as curfew continued in Rajouri for the fifth day, today, two more youth were detained by the police for holding peaceful protest demonstration on Wednesday.

High Court Bar Association, Jammu, while condemning Rajouri violence, held the administration and police authorities responsible for the situation which is prevailing in Rajouri town whereas Sanathan Dharam Sabha Rajouri demanded strict action against culprits of Rajouri incident.

Curfew was imposed in Rajouri town on Wednesday after some members of Hindu community beat up some Muslims who had slaughtered a camel as a sacrificial animal on Eid-ul-Azha in Palma village of Rajouri district.

The High Court Bar Association, Jammu, extended full support to the minority community and called upon the authorities to protect the minority community. The administration of Rajouri district in particular was impressed upon to take all possible measures to protect the life and property of innocent people from anti-social elements and any laxity on the part of administration shall have the effect of spilling over if the situation to the other parts of state as well.

A meeting of SDS Rajouri was attended by about 500 prominent members of the Sabha. In the meeting, the Rajouri incident was discussed and the minority community expressed their strong resentment over the recent burning of some shops in Rajouri town.

Further during the meeting all the members of Sanathan Sabha unanimously resolved that till the culprits of the incident are brought to book and are arrested, the business community in Rajouri will not open their shops and will go far indefinite strike.

The members present at the meeting expressed their strong resentment over the prevailing insecurity due to which few miscreants were successful in burning their key business establishments. They demanded that the culprits must be booked under Public Safety Act PSA and strong action should be taken against them.

The members expressed their shock and grief over the loss of property due to which many traders in Rajouri have lost their sources of livelihood.

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