JAMMU, India Police said Sunday they arrested about 100 “troublemakers and undesirable elements” on the eve of the opening of the Jammu state assembly.
Security throughout the city of Jammu was tightened on the eve of a one day strike called by opposition parties to coincide with the start of the Assembly session. Authorities banned demonstrations and the carrying of weapons.
A spokesman of the parties said the detainees were members of their organizations.
The opposition parties also renewed their call for the removal of the state government for alleged corruption and failing to end three years of violent demonstrations and bombings.
The state and national governments have blamed the unrest on groups trying to split the predominantly Moslem state from overwhelmingly Hindu India and join it with neighboring Moslem dominated Pakistan. India and Pakistan have fought three wars over the area since 1948.
Article extracted from this publication >> November 8, 1985