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GJM supporters hold dharna
demanding restoration of Internet

2017-07-17

PTI

Darjeeling (WB), July 17 : Supporters of GJM and other hill parties today held a dharna outside the district magistrate's office as the indefinite strike demanding a separate state entered its 33rd day.

The dharna was held to demand restoration of Internet service in the hills, GJM sources said.

The suspension of Internet services, which was imposed on June 18, have been extended till July 25, by the district administration.

Although no incident of violence was reported since last night, police and security forces continued their patrolling in the hills.

With food supply severely hit due to the ongoing strike, GJM activists and NGOs of the hills were seen distributing food items among the people.

The Army was deployed in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Sonada.

the core," the spokesman said. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty, he said.

Pakistan also shelled mortars on civilian areas in Balakote, Manjakote and Baroti belts, a police officer said.

In the firing and shelling, 9-year-old Sajada Houser was killed at Baroti, police officer said.

A senior district official of Rajouri said two civilians were injured in shelling in Manjakote belt of Rajouri district and have been hospitalised. A jawan was also injured, he said.

All schools in border of Manajote and Balakote belts are closed and people have been advised not to come out of their homes in view of the heavy shelling, they said.

Seven persons, including four jawans were killed, in ceasefire violations by Pakistan Army along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in July this year.

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