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Curfew imposed in Jammu after violence; NSA meets JK governor

August 20, 2008 13:36 IST

Curfew was clamped again in Jammu and the army was deployed on Wednesday after violence erupted late on Tuesday night leaving 40 people, including nine policemen, injured.

However, the curfew was relaxed for varying periods in Samba, Udhampur and Kishtwar districts.

Coverage: The Amarnath Row

Fresh violence broke out in different parts of Jammu city and stone-pelting mobs clashed with the police and Rapid Action Force personnel, police said.

Police and RAF lathicharged the mob, lobbed teargas shells and fired rubber bullets. Six RAF men and one sub-divisional police officer Rupinder Chalotra were injured in the clashes.

New generation seeks Azadi

The three-day 'Jail Bharo Andolan' called by the Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti, to demand transfer of over 100 acres of land to the Amarnath Shrine Board, entered its last day today.

Barbed wire fences were put up by the army in different parts of the city to stop people from defying curfew and courting arrests.

Violence escalates in Kashmir

Over 1,200 vehicles have ferried essential supplies and fruits in and out of the Kashmir valley during the past 24 hours, said sources.

Meanwhile, National Security Advisor M K Narayanan today met Jammu and Kashmir [Images] Governor N N Vohra and other top officials of the state administration to discuss the present security situation, following unrest over the Amarnath land issue, official sources said.

Tangled tale is written in blood

Accompanied by Intelligence Bureau Director P C Halder and other officers from the Union Home Ministry, Narayanan had a meeting with Vohra, his three advisors and other top officials.

The proposed march by separatists to Idgah in interior city on Friday also came up for discussion during the meeting, sources said.

Narayanan's visit comes two days after thousands of people gathered near the local office of the United Nations Military Observers Group to demand intervention by the international body.

'Now, people are leading the leaders'

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