Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Curfew relaxed for 8 hours in Rajouri

With improvement in situation in Rajouri township, the authorities relaxed the curfew for eight hours today from 0900 hours to 1700 hours. The relaxation in curfew this morning was given after the situation in the town remained peaceful for last 24 hours and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere. During the curfew relaxation hours, the situation also remained peaceful and the district administration held meetings with the civil society members to resolve the issue amicably between them.

Meanwhile, the parleys are going on between the two communities informally to restore peace and total normalcy in the area and the district administration is also keeping a close watch on the situation.

According to Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, G A Khawaja the situation is limping back to normal in the troubled town, which remained under curfew for last six days. He said no untoward incident was reported during the curfew relaxation period today and some business community members also opened their shops in the town.

He said the MoS Power, Shabir Ahmed Khan, also visited the town and Minister of Industries and Commerce, Surjit Singh Salathia is visiting the town tomorrow to assess the situation. The administration, will also organize a meeting of the representatives of two communities tomorrow, he added.

However reports said that the members of minority community did not open the shops and business establishments during the curfew relaxation period also.

Meanwhile, the leaders of both communities refused to meet the Minister and held the joint meeting on their own for restoration of peace in the town. The initiative of restoring peace was taken by the leaders of two communities in view of the examination of the children.

The issue was raised by BJP Legislative Party leader, Jugal Kishore Sharma and MLA West Prof Chaman Lal Gupta in Assembly today as they wanted to know that was the Government going to send a Ministers delegation to the town. However the Speaker, Mohammed Akbar Lone informed the House that the delegation will visit if the local administration thinks the situation is conducive for that.

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