Jammu: ‘Communal tension’ in Rajouri town over 600 sq-ft of land dispute, prohibitory orders imposed | The Financial Express

Jammu: ‘Communal tension’ in Rajouri town over 600 sq-ft of land dispute, prohibitory orders imposed

The restrictions were imposed after some Muslims called a march after Friday prayers over a dispute over a plot measuring less than 600 sq ft, it has been learnt.

Jammu: ‘Communal tension’ in Rajouri town over 600 sq-ft of land dispute, prohibitory orders imposed
The Jammu and Kashmir administration imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 in wake of "communal tension" in Rajouri town on Friday. (Representational Image: IE)

The Jammu and Kashmir administration imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 in wake of “communal tension” in Rajouri town on Friday. According to The Indian Express, the decision to impose prohibitory orders was taken after some Muslims gave a call to carry out a procession after Friday prayers. 

The administration has now restrained the assembly of four or more people in public places in Rajouri town. The call for the march after Friday prayers was given over a dispute involving a piece of land “measuring less than 600 sq ft”, IE reported citing sources.

Also Read: Looking back on Article 370 abrogation

As per the report, residents heard police announcements early Friday morning over the public address system asking them to remain indoors. Following the administration’s call, less than usual people attended the Friday prayers although there was no order barring Muslims from attending Friday prayers.

As per information available, Muslims want to “rebuild” a mosque on a piece of land they claim is waqf property as per revenue records and that a mosque existed there a while back. 

Also Read: Why Article 370 had to go in Jammu and Kashmir

As per the IE report, the Hindu residents have objected to the claim and say no Muslim family was living in the area around the plot.

As a safety measure, the administration has erected a wired fence around the plot to keep miscreants away.

Get live Share Market updates and latest India News and business news on Financial Express. Download Financial Express App for latest business news.