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Kishtwar clashes: Centre seeking report from J&K govt

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12:48

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday said it is seeking a report from the Jammu and Kashmir government on the incidents of violence in Kishtwar and adjoining areas.

Talking to reporters outside Parliament House, Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said the Centre is also providing all possible help to the state to bring calm in the Jammu region.

"We are in constant touch with the state government. We are giving them all support to bring calm in Jammu. We have also asked the state government to arrest all miscreants so that normalcy can be brought about in the areas of Jammu and regions adjoining it. We are seeking a report from them," he said.

The minister was asked to comment on the developments in Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir.

Curfew has been clamped in several districts in Jammu region as tension prevailed following outbreak of communal violence in Kishtwar on Friday that left three persons dead and scores injured.

Authorities have imposed curfew and deployed Army in the Jammu and Rajouri districts after some incidents of arson and communal tension.

Additional forces have also been deployed in sensitive areas to avert any untoward incident.

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley was yesterday detained in Jammu and was not allowed to visit Kishtwar.


First Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12:48

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