Jammu: Six injured in clashes after stranded valley bound passengers attacked, raise pro Pak slogans
By Suhail Khan
Jammu : Clashes erupted in Jammu on Monday near Science college Jammu after valley bound passengers in winter capital raised pro-Pakistan slogans.
Eye-witnesses said that stranded passengers assembled near Mufti house on Kanal road Jammu against administration’s failure to evacuate them to the Valley.
The situation took ugly turn when the students of the nearby college attacked the protesting valley bound passengers that led to clashes in the area.
“Stranded passengers raised pro-Pakistan slogans like Pakistan Zindabad,” they said, adding that students of the nearby Science College attacked the valley bound passengers.
In the ensuing clashes between the students and stranded passengers, stone pelting erupted in the area,” they said.
Two stranded passengers and four students have been injured in the stone pelting in the area. Police as per eye-witnesses have reached the spot and is trying to pacify the situation. “Police is large number have been deployed in the area not to let the situation deteriorate further and not let students again create ruckus in the area,” they said.
Top officials including district commissioner is on the spot to control the situations.
The students again attacked passengers but police swung into action and cane charged rioting students.
Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only road connectivity of the valley with rest of the world remains closed for sixth consecutive day.
The passengers had been demanding special flights to airlift them to valley as they claimed that prices of commodities in Jammu has soared too high and hotel bills have been raised by the profiteers.
The stranded passengers are accusing government of playing cruel joke with them by not taking any concrete measures for their quick and safe return home.
Officials earlier claimed that all the stranded people has been shifted to mufti house and some miscreants at Jammu bus stand has given slogans in favor of Pakistan but situation is under control.
“More than 300 passengers airlifted to valley,” officials said.