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Bandh passes off peacefully in Jammu

Last Updated: Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 21:57

Jammu: A bandh in the district to protest the
appointment of a non-Dogra as the Vice-Chancellor of Jammu
Central University, passed off peacefully today barring a
minor scuffle between bandh supporters and shopkeepers which left one person injured and led to the arrest of four.

The scuffle took place at Hari Market in Raghunath Bazar
area where some shopkeepers resisted Nationalist Congress
Party activists trying to force closure of shops in the
morning, official sources said.

One person was injured in the scuffle prompting police
to take four persons into custody, they said.

Shops and commercial establishments remained closed and
public transport was off the road in the interior city during
the bandh supported by different political and social

However, life was normal on the outskirts of the city and
other parts of Jammu division, sources said.

The attendance in the government offices, schools and
banks was thin due to non-availability of public transport.

However, private vehicles were plying on the roads as usual.

The bandh was called by Jammu Provincial People Forum,
Jammu Joint Student Federation, Jammu State Morcha, Jammu and Kashmir National Panters Party, NCP, Jammu University Central Morcha, SOS International and Shiv Sena to demand appointment of a local person to the post of VC of the University.


First Published: Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 21:57

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