Srinagar: The minority community in Jammu and Kashmir Friday observed a shutdown in three towns of Jammu region against the alleged slaughter of bovine animals in the region. The call for shutdown was given by National Panthers Party.
Eyewitnesses said that all the shops and business establishments remained closed in Udhampur, Chenani and Reasi. However, public and private transport was seen plying on the roads without any disruption.
Reports said that the activists of NPP tried to block Srinagar-Jammu highway near Udhampur, however, police swung into action and disrupted the protesters. A police official said that few odd supporters of a political party tried to block the highway, however, police dispersed them without getting the vehicular movement affected.
Large contingents of Police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had been deployed in Udhampur, Chenani and Reasi towns to maintain law and order, and prevent anti-social elements from stoking communal passions.
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