Communal tension grips Jammu, mobile internet banned


Authorities in Jammu have banned mobile internet services after protests in several parts of the city  over alleged desecration of an ancient temple by a ‘mentally disturbed’ person.


Police officials said that an ancient temple situated in Roop Nagar area of Jammu was allegedly vandalised on Tuesdayleading to protests across the city.

“As a precautionary measure, we have decided to suspend mobile Internet services till the situation returns to normal”, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Jammu, Simrandeep Singh told PTI.

Singh said top police and civil officials have been monitoring the situation since last night and the decision to suspend the mobile Internet services was taken to stop any further flare-up of the situation.

He said if the situation remains normal, the suspension of mobile Internet services would be revoked in the evening.

Adequate police deployment has been made to thwart any untoward incident.

Protestors had last night set three vehicles on fire and had resorted to stone pelting on police after the news of the desecration of the temple spread in the city.

Police have arrested the man who allegedly vandalised the temple and have started the investigations.