Jammu bandh extended till July 31

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Jammu, Jul 28 (UNI) Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti (SAYSS), a conglomerate of various political and non-political parties spearheading the ongoing agitation on land row in the winter capital of the state, today extended the Jammu bandh till July 31.

''The bandh has been extended by 72 hours as the government has failed to pay any attention to our demands,'' said SAYSS convevor Lila Karan Sharma at a press conference here.

Meanwhile, life remained crippled in Jammu on the fifth consecutive day after the death of a protester Kuldeep Dogra, which rekindled massive agitation in the winter capital on Amarnath row.

The SAYSS is demanding the reallocation of about 40 hectares of forest land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board(SASB) in south Kashmir.

The land was first diverted to the SASB on May 26 for setting up temporary pre-fabricated structures for pilgrims to the cave shrine but after it was made an issue that figured many protests in the valley, the government revoked the previous order on July 1.

While revoking the order helped in pacifying people in Kashmir, it steered massive protests in Jammu region.

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