JAMMU: The Muslims majority areas of Jammu division observed a complete shutdown against the Gool incidents on Friday.
Muslim Federation Jammu had called for a one day strike against the blood bath in Ramban.
After Friday prayers massive protests were reported from Gujar Nagar, Ustad Mohalla, Khati Talao, Bhaderwah, Banihal, Thathri, Kishtwar, Gool, Doda, Sangaldan areas.
Reports said that all the shops in Muslim dominated areas of Jammu city remained closed while people tied black ribbons on their arms as a mark of protest against the Ramban incident. Ramban district reeled under curfew and people were even not allowed to offer weekly Friday prayers.
Heavy contingents of police and para-military soldiers were deployed in different areas of Jammu division including Sangaldan area of Ramban. Amid strict restrictions, people soon before and after Friday prayers came on roads and raised anti-India slogans. However, all the protest marches reported from Jammu division remained peaceful. The protestors burnt tyres at different places as a mark of protest and used public address system to condemn the events in Gool town of Ramban.
Authorities sealed a large portion of Srinagar-Jammu Highway to thwart any kind of protest while the Amarnath pilgrims were directed to stay in camps located in Jammu. No batch of Amarnath Yatris was allowed to proceed towards Srinagar city today.
When contacted Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu Zone, Rajesh Kumar said that people staged protest at various places, however they ended up peacefully. Situation is under control and normal, he said adding that barring few areas life in Jammu Division is normal.
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