Mobile internet services remain blocked in Bhaderwah, Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir | Latest India News

Authorities said attempts were made to stoke communal tensions over comments by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma against the Prophet Muhammad.

Jammu: Mobile internet services remained broken in Bhaderwah and Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as curfew was imposed there as authorities said attempts had been made to stoke community tensions over suspended comments of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma against the Prophet Muhammad in a televised debate.

“Curfew remains enforced and mobile internet also remains broken in Bhaderwah. Although there were tensions in the city on Thursday, they have started to ease and the situation remains under control,” said an official, who did not wish to be named.

District Commissioner AK Sharma said a curfew had been imposed and mobile internet services had been shut down in neighboring Kishtwar district as a precaution.

“There were no untoward incidents in the district but being Friday the administration has decided to maintain curfew restrictions. We are in constant contact with representatives of both communities and they have assured us of maintain harmony.

Police said cases had been registered for attempts to stoke tensions.

In Ramban, District Commissioner Massrat-ul-Islam said gatherings of more than four people were banned as a precautionary measure even though the situation is under control.


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