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J& K govt vows action against those attacked truck.

THE Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said it would take stern action against those involved in attacking a Kashmir- bound truck with a petrol bomb in Udhampur wounding two persons.

The truck was attacked on Friday after carcasses of three cows were found in the district.

The Opposition National Conference ( NC) alleged that the attackers belonged to the ruling BJP. However, separatists described the attack as move to impose economic blockade on Kashmir and called for opening of road to Pakistan for trade and travel.

As the question hour commenced in the Assembly the NC alleged that Kashmiri Muslims were being targeted in Jammu since the beef controversy erupted and described the attack on the truck as part of conspiracy to ignite communal violence in the region. Senior NC leader Ali Mohammad Sagar said the attack was carried out by BJP activists.

A senior Cabinet minister Abdul Rehman Veeri assured the House that stern action would be taken against the miscreants involved in Udhampur incident.

He said the police managed to rescue three persons -- Showkat Ahmed, Zahid Ahmad and Ghulam Rasool -- who were in the truck. He said two have sustained burn injuries and were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

Police sources said on Friday morning there was a rumour of cow slaughter in Udhampur. But later it was found that the cow had died a natural death and its owner had asked a labourer to dispose it off. However, the labourer had left the carcass in the open.

Senior separatist leader Shabir Shah said communal elements want to economically choke Kashmiris and Kashmir has option of ' Rawalpindi Way' for trade connection with Pakistan and Muzaffarabad.

Shah said the world community should take notice of the situation and facilitate the trade connection between Kashmir and Pakistan.

Truck attacked after carcasses of cows found

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Date:Oct 11, 2015
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