Army issues warning to protesters in J-K

August 8th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Amarnath Shrine

Jammu, Aug 8 (ANI): After reviewing the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Rising Star Corps Lieutenant General Vinay Sharma today issued a warning against violent protests in the state over the Amarnath land row.
Meanwhile, curfew has been imposed in Poonch, and the army staged a flag march here as a precautionary measure.
According to sources, curfew has been imposed in Poonch town following some incidents of violence and stone pelting there on Thursday. It is a precautionary measure to prevent any untoward incident.
Activists of the Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti (SASS), spearheading the agitation, had on Thursday forced closure of educational institutes, government offices and banks.
They also indulged in stone pelting on post offices and the telephone exchange The SASS is demanding revocation of the decision stalling the transfer of nearly 100 acres of forest land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB). (ANI)

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