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Bandh remains peaceful in Jammu region

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Jammu, May 2 (UNI) Normal life was crippled in Jammu city and its adjoining six districts today as a bandh was observed against the massacre of 35 Hindus in Udhampur and Doda districts.

The bandh, the call for which was given by the BJP, remained peaceful as no untoward incident was reported.

In Jammu city, all shops and establishments, including main bazars and educational institutions, remained closed. The private transporters, who operate mini buses and matadors in the city, also observed the strike, bringing life to a total 'halt'.

The major ' Tawi bridge', which links the eastern and western parts of the city, was blocked by the Doda migrants, resulting in traffic jams on both sides of the bridge since morning.

Reports received from the Kathua, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Doda districts says a total bandh was observed.

In Bhaderwah and Doda towns, life was crippled due to the bandh.

A joint protest march was also taken out by Muslims and Hindus in coordination with BJP and other political outfits. They also burnt Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in effigy and chanted anti-administration slogans.

According to police, no untoward incident was reported from any part of the region.

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