Protest against eviction drive rocks Jammu locality


Scores of people staged a protest in Sunjwan-Bathindi on the city’s outskirts against the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s ongoing anti-encroachment drive to retrieve “illegally occupied” land.

The authorities have served public notices to violators in the area and ordered them to remove illegal constructions within seven days.

Carrying Tricolours, the protesters, including women and children, poured onto the main road in driving rain and tried to march towards the Civil Secretariat against the eviction order, officials said. However, police stopped the march while a sub-divisional magistrate tried to persuade the protesters to disperse.