Cellular web has been suspended in components of Jammu, the place a prime police officer was murdered final evening, and neighbouring Rajouri district, simply forward of Union House Minister Amit Shah’s rally. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has cited potential “misuse by miscreants” for the suspension till 7 pm right this moment.
Amit Shah arrived in Jammu late final night, on a day when the UT’s Director Normal of Police (DGP) accountable for prisons, Hemant Lohia, was murdered allegedly by his home assist. Police have to date discovered no terror hyperlink to this homicide.
There have, nonetheless, been two terrorist assaults in Jammu and Kashmir over the previous week.
Earlier than a safety evaluate meet in Srinagar tomorrow, Mr Shah is to deal with a rally in Rajouri district of Jammu area right this moment, the place he’s anticipated to announce Scheduled Tribe (ST) standing for the Pahari group within the union territory. His different rally, tomorrow, is in Baramulla city of north Kashmir.
Over the ST standing, there have been protests by different communities — they both need it too, or have it already however resent that one other group will get a share within the quota for training and jobs.
Representatives of Gujjar and Bakerwal tribes final night met Amit Shah, whose ministry runs the administration because the UT stays beneath central rule since August 5, 2019.
The go to is critical for the BJP, too, as a result of the UT could witness elections in one other few months, greater than three years after the state was divided into two UTs — the opposite being Ladakh — as Article 370, which gave it particular standing, was hollowed out.
Folks’s Democratic Social gathering chief Mehbooba Mufti, a former Chief Minister, accused the BJP of dividing communities by utilizing reservation.