Stories that shook Jammu this week!

National anthem disrespect incident at Jammu University

On April 11, a delegation of local students held a meeting with DSW (Dean Student Welfare) in connection with the case of insult of national anthem by students of a University of Kashmir University. In the meeting, the delegation members said that it was shameful to insult the national anthem in the premises of Jammu University. They alleged that it’s a conspiracy. In a way to protest, the group of students had intervened in the ongoing events of the sports meet.

Mob smashes and burns EVMs in Srinagar, low voter turnout in bypolls

Fresh polling was held on 13th April 2017 in parts of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, where a by-election on Sunday saw huge violence as mobs targeted polling booths amid a poll boycott call by separatists. They burned electronic voting machines or EVMs and clashed with security forces in at least 200 incidents of violence. Eight civilians were killed and about 100 security personnel were injured. The by-election saw a voter turnout of only 7 per cent in total and the Election Commission ordered re-election in 38 polling stations across the Srinagar parliamentary constituency.

Kashmiri man tied to Army jeep, paraded through villages

A video had surfaced in which a man is seen tied to the front of the Army jeep and paraded through the roads in Kashmir. The man, who was seen tied to an army jeep on polling day has been identified as Farooq Dar, while the army unit involved in the act was 53 Rashtriya Rifles. A report said that he was driven nearly 25 km — from Utligam to Sonpa, Najan, Chakpora, Hanjiguroo, Rawalpora, Khospora, Arizal — before the jeep halted at the Hardpanzoo CRPF camp.

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