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Derogatory remark on Prophet: Shutdown, protests mobile internet snapped in Srinagar

Union Minister Dr. Jitinder Singh, Former CM Omar Abdullah appeal people to remain calm

Post by on Saturday, June 11, 2022

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Srinagar, June 10: A shutdown was observed in Srinagar parts on Friday. while mobile internet service was snapped as precautionary measures over the controversial remarks by two suspended BJP leaders against Prophet Mohammad (SAW).
 
All the shops and other business establishments in the city center, Lal-Chowk and other parts were shut while transport was plying on the city roads. 
 
The mobile internet service in the city was also snapped this morning, while as broadband and Jio Fiber were functioning normally. 
 
Forces were also deployed in strength at sensitive places in the city and elsewhere in the Valley to maintain law and order. 
 
People in Srinagar also held protests in the city centre, Batmaloo, Chanpora and other parts of the city after Friday prayers. 
 
This comes a day after a curfew was imposed in Kishtwar district and Baderwah town of Jammu division after video clips of the inflammatory speeches went viral on social media. The police have registered a case and warned people against taking the law into their own hands. 
 
The mobile internet service in Srinagar was restored late evening.
 
Taking microblogging site Twitter, Union Minister Dr. Jitinder Singh said, "I am deeply disturbed by the unpleasant situation that developed in # Bhaderwah yesterday. I humbly appeal to the elders and the heads of the two communities to sit together to maintain the traditional harmony for which the beautiful town of Bhaderwah has always been known for." 
 
He said, "Meanwhile, I am in constant touch with DC Doda Sh Vikas Sharma and Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sh Ramesh Kumar. "DC Doda and SSP Doda are presently camping in Bhaderwah and personally monitoring the situation." 
 
In a tweet, former JK Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has also appealed to the people to maintain calm.  he said, "I hope cooler heads prevail." J&K has enough problems without adding to them with communal tension spreading in and around Bhadarwah. I appeal to everyone to maintain calm and ask my party colleagues to help normalise the situation at the earliest. 
 

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