ISLAMABAD: The situation continues to tense in Jammu for the third consecutive day, Sunday, as more than 2,000 people have taken shelter in a mosque in Bathindi area in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK), fearing attacks form Hindu extremists.
According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), a resident of Bhatindi, Nouman Manzoor, said, “Over 2000 people are stationed at Makkah Masjid in Bathindi right now and more people are pouring in. These people include stranded Kashmir-bound passengers and people living in sensitive zones of Jammu district.” Abdul Majid, a resident of Ganderbal district in Kashmir Valley, said, “I am part of a group comprising around 700 people and we had gone to visit Ajmer in 15-16 buses. We returned a couple of days ago, but as the Jammu-Srinagar highway was shut, we were putting up at Narwal.” He added, “On Friday, a group of Hindu hooligans came to the area and pelted stones on us. They damaged our buses and misbehaved with us. Fearing violence, we came to Bathindi, last night.”