Jammu shutdown for 5 more days

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New Delhi, Aug 5: The Amarnath Sangrash Samiti has extended the shutdown in Jammu by another five days in wake of the killings on Monday, Aug 4. Violent protests erupted in Maisuma, Nowhatta, Rajouri kadal and Gojara areas of Srinagar.

Two people were killed and 30 injured in police firing in Samba town in the Jammu region. The state government has ordered a magisterial probe into the police firing in Samba district. Soon afterwards, two officials were sent to Jammu for assessing the crisis. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met with Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Monday, Aug 4. Steps being taken by local authorities to control violence figured in the meeting, which also decided to provide all assistance required by the state government. There is a complete bandh in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, Patil also convened a meeting at his residence on Monday, Aug 4 to review the situation in the sensitive state, which is currently under Governor's rule. The PM is also holding an all-party meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, Aug 5 to find out ways to resolve the crisis.

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