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30 hurt in Jammu violence

30 hurt in Jammu violence

Author: IANS
Publication: Mumbai Mirror
Date: July 27, 2008
URL: http://www.mumbaimirror.com/net/mmpaper.aspx?page=article&sectid=3&contentid=2008072720080727032605671398f89c

Introduction: Protests over Amarnath land row picked up after activist killed self

Violence flared up in Srinagar on Saturday as 30 people, including a dozen policemen, were injured as protesters demanding allotment of land in the Kashmir valley to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) pelted stones and threw arson.

The city observed a complete shutdown for the third consecutive day on Saturday as business, commercial establishments and educational institutes remained closed.

Violence erupted at several places in the city including Muthi, Diogiana, Bishnah and Vijaypur neighbourhoods and also within the walled city areas of Parade Ground, where effigies of National Conference president Omar Abdullah were burnt.

The violent protests picked up after Kuldeep Kumar Dogra allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday saying he was "sacrificing his life for the cause" of Amarnath land return.

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