Violence and arson in Jammu are deeply worrying, says former J&K CM Omar

Violence and arson in Jammu are deeply worrying, says former J&K CM Omar
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Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that giving vent to anger by attacking innocent people because of their ethnicity or religion is no way to honour the sacrifices of the CRPF personnel who were killed in a militant attack in Pulwama on Thursday. 

Omar said that the reports of violence and arson in Jammu are deeply worrying. I” hope political leaders & civil society are able to ensure cooler heads prevail.”

He tweeted: “Kashmiris/Muslims in Jammu didn’t attack our CRPF jawans yesterday, terrorists did. This violence is a convenient tool by some to shift the blame. Let’s unite against terror let’s not allow terror to divide us.”


Authorities on Friday imposed curfew in Gujjar Nagar area of Jammu city following violent protests against the Pulwama militant attack that left 49 CRPF personnel dead and several others injured.

Reports said that the locals pelted stoned on police torched vehicles in Gujjar Nagar.

Following the violence the authorities imposed curfew in the area.

Although reports said that several vehicles have been vandalised and set ablaze, it could not be confirmed yet.

The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry had called for a shutdown in Jammu while Jammu Bar Association supported it.

Reports said that a large contingent of forces has been deployed in the area to control the situation.

More details are awaited.