Monday, January 30, 2023

jammu: Bharat Jodo Yatra resumes amid tight security in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua

The Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi resumed Sunday from Hiranagar in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Kathua district amid heightened security in the wake of dual blasts in Jammu. After a day-long break, the foot march began as per schedule round 7 am from Hiranagar close to the Worldwide Border alongside the Jammu-Pathankot freeway which was sealed by police and different security forces.

Accompanied by J-Ok Pradesh Congress chief Vikar Rasool Wani, working president Raman Bhalla and tons of of volunteers carrying the tricolour, Gandhi entered Samba district’s Tapyal-Gagwal after crossing Londi examine level at round 8 am and was greeted by enthusiastic employees and supporters ready on either side of the street.

After protecting about 25-km distance, the march could have an evening halt at Chak Nanak earlier than restarting from Samba’s Vijaypur for Jammu, the place it’ll attain on Monday.

Officers stated enough security preparations are in place for Gandhi with police, CRPF and different security businesses preserving a tight vigil to make sure a peaceable march.

Security has been additional beefed up throughout Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of dual bomb blasts in Narwal space on the outskirts of Jammu metropolis on Saturday, that left 9 folks injured.

Police suspect that IEDs have been used to hold out the dual explosions in an SUV parked in a restore store and in a car at a close-by junkyard at Transport Nagar space of Narwal.

The phobia assault comes at a time when security businesses in the area are on excessive alert in the wake of the Yatra of the Congress and the upcoming Republic Day celebrations. The march began from Kanyakumari on September 7 and entered Jammu and Kashmir from Punjab on Thursday.

The yatra is scheduled to finish in Srinagar on January 30 with hoisting of nationwide flag at Congress headquarters by Gandhi.

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