Curfew Bandh Continues In Jammu Areas
SRINAGAR – A number of Punjab-bound vehicles from Kashmir were damaged on Tuesday evening by a violent mob at Hatli Maud, a short distance from Lakhanpur in Jammu, even as a rampaging crowd stormed through a sports goods factory run by a Kashmiri in the vicinity.
Reports from Jammu said irate Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal activists attacked a convoy of goods carriers from Anantnag Kashmir, near Haiti Maud. The mob pelted stones at nearly 34 trucks and tried to hijack one (JK01D-9938). The driver, Muhammad Altaf was injured in the hijack attempt.
The Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal had called for a bandh in Jammu on Tuesday to protest against the killing of 6 members of the Sikh community in Srinagar. Scores of Gypsy borne activists of the two organisations, armed with sharp-edged weapons besides hockey sticks and canes, had earlier descended in the locality and raided a factory. Goodway Sports owned a resident of Anantnag. The mob ransacked the equipment and caused damage to the factory.
One factory worker, Bashir Ahmad Dar from Dogri Sangam, Anantnag was injured during the attack There was considerable tension in Kathua district after the violent incidents.
(KASHMIR OBSERVER, 09 February, 2001)
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