Bajrang Dal activists arrested during Bandh call, No other impact

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IMG_2441Jammu, July 19: Keeping in view of Jammu Band call over Amarnath Base Camp clashes, around 15 to 20 activists of Bajrang Dal were arrested by the police at Rehari Chowk when they tried to disturb the law and order situation over yesterday’s incident in which 40 people were injured and 300 tents and 10 community Langars were torched in the clashes in Baltal.

On receiving the information about the protest, a heavy contingent of police deployed in the areas intervene the activists of Bajrang Dal and did not allow to perform protest demonstration who were later arrested by the police to maintain law and order in the Jammu city.

No untoward incident has been reported so far from any part of Jammu. The shutdown call has evoked partial response in the city, otherwise life is going on in a normal way,” a senior police officer said.

However, no impact of Jammu bandh call given by Vishav Hindu Parishad (VHP) , Bajrang Dal (BD) and other religious organizations over incident took place in Baltal Base camp yesterday.

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Shops remained closed in the old city of Jammu and public transport plied only partially while private transport, government offices, banks and post offices functioned normally.

“Around hundred vehicles carrying pilgrims have been allowed to move towards Baltal from Manigam Transit camp in Ganderbal district whereas Yatra is also proceeding normally from the Pahalgam route,” the official confirmed.

“Amarnath Yatra has resumed at 10 a.m. today from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes after its temporary suspension which was halted on Friday following clashes in Baltal.