Reiterating its commitment towards the establishment of AIIMS in Jammu, BJP on Tuesday termed the three-day bandh call from June 19 as an attempt by some "vested elements" to mislead the public and disturb the situation ahead of the upcoming Amarnath yatra in the state.
A three-day Jammu bandh from June 19 has been called by an apex body of civil society groups here to protest the reported move to shift a proposed unit of the premier medical institute from Jammu to Kashmir Valley.
Jammu and Kashmir government has agreed to all demands of the Sikh community, even as parts of Jammu remain under curfew and section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) imposed in the city, which prohibits assembling of a large group of people. Sikhs have been protesting for the last three days over removal of posters of Sikh separatist leader Jarnail Bhindrawale, ahead of his death anniversary today.
Sikh protesters have blocked the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway over the removal of posters of Sikh separatist leader Jarnail Bhindrawale, put up in the Gardhigarh area ahead of his death anniversary on Saturday.
Over 90 banquet halls, hotels, resorts and farm houses are operating in the city without permission and No-Objection Certificates (NOC) from the state government, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said.
Phase three of the elections in Jammu Kashmir extends to three sensitive districts in the valley, and the turnout here will be a very clear indicator of how much things could have changed on the ground.