Jammu bandh enters fifth day

JAMMU: A youth was injured in a clash and 35 people were detained in Jammu, which witnessed a shutdown for the fifth consecutive day today as the protests demanding an AIIMS here continued unabated. 

“We have detained 35 protesters from different places in Jammu for defying restrictions. There was one incident of clash in which a youth suffered injuries,” SP Jammu, Rajiv Pandey said tonight. 

By and large, the situation was peaceful even as protests took places in various places, he said. 

Batting strongly for issuance of notification required as per AIIMS Act of 2012 to establish an AIIMS in Jammu region, the AIIMS Coordination Committee (ACC) threatened that the agitation will escalate further. 

The chain hunger-strike resumed by the ACC here entered eighth day today with over 40 persons taking their turns to sit for the protest. 

Business establishments, market places and shops remained closed and public transport stayed off the roads in view of the bandh call given by the ACC which is spearheading the agitation. The bandh had begun on August 30. 

However, in certain areas some shops reopened. 

People held protests by burning tyres and effigies at several places and roads in Janipur, Tawi bridge, Gangyal, Akhnoor, R S Pura, Bishnah, Jewel, Purani Mandi of the city.

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