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Tension grips J&K districts over slaughtered calves on highway

Jammu, April 17: Tension gripped three Jammu and Kashmir districts after the carcasses of two slaughtered calves were discovered on a highway on Tuesday, police said. Agitated protesters blocked the Jammu-Pathankot highway after the carcasses were discovered in Samba district’s Vijapur area.
The highway runs through the Samba, Jammu and Kathua districts. The authorities have snapped mobile internet facility in the districts to stop the spread of inflammatory posts and pictures. Additional police and paramilitary forces have been deployed.
Meanwhile, students seeking justice for the Kathua rape and murder victim, clashed with the security forces on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town, police said. Students of the Government Degree College Sopore staged a protest march earlier in the day. The security forces intervened using tear smoke shells to disperse the agitating students. The authorities had decided to open the college from Tuesday after it remained closed for several days as a precautionary measure. (IANS)