Arun Jaitley prevented from visiting Kishtwar

Srinagar: BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who had planned to lead a party team to trouble-torn Kishtwar in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, found his plans foiled as authorities did not allow him to proceed after he landed at Jammu airport on Sunday morning. He has been requested to return, an official said.

Arun Jaitley. AFP.

Arun Jaitley. AFP.

Meanwhile, curfew was extended to Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Reasi and Katra towns of the state.

The indefinite curfew imposed in Kishtwar ever since riots broke out Friday has remained, without a break, for three days now. Authorities also brought Jammu city and Rajouri town under curfew Saturday, in a bid to maintain law and order.

Two people died in the communal riots that broke out in Kishtwar on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr. Over 20 sustained injuries in firing by unruly mobs. Arson and tension later spread to other parts of the state.


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Updated Date: Aug 11, 2013 11:34:46 IST

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