Curfew in Jammu? Mobsters move freely, attack quarters of Kashmiris in Janipur

Srinagar: The arsonists have wrecked havoc in Janipur area of Jammu city instilling fear among the Kashmiri employees who are residing in the government quarters.

Reports quoting sources said that the police has not acted to stop the mobsters who kept pelting stones on Kashmiri vehicles, residential quarters and pedestrians in Janipur colony. “While the administration has imposed curfew in Jammu, the police has let arsonists a free hand. People are able to move quite easily in the curfew bound areas,” they said.

Instead, sources said, that the SSP Jammu reached the spot and asked Kashmiri employees to stay indoors rather than acting against the arsonists.

They said that the right-wing extremists also circled the residential colony and raised provocative slogans to incite trouble.

Earlier as reported by a local news gathering agency, Secretariat Employees Union President Ghulam Rasool Mir has condemned the attack and urged the administration to ensure the safety of Kashmiris and those from the particular community.

“This is highly condemnable. There are brazen attempts to damage the communal harmony and brotherhood and the administration must swing into action to ensure that such attacks are stopped instantly and that life and property of the Kashmiris and other innocents are protected,” he said.

On Friday, there was widespread violence in which nearly 30 vehicles belonging to a particular community were reduced to ashes while more than 50 vehicles were damaged during a strike called by the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Bar Association.

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