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 Jammu: Indefinite curfew was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri town Tuesday afternoon following  communal tension, police said. The army later carried out a flag march there.

“Indefinite curfew has been imposed in Rajouri town this afternoon to maintain law and order,” a senior police  officer told IANS here.

An order issued by District Magistrate Deepti Uppal said restrictions under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure  Code were being imposed in the town after a situation arose that could lead to breach of peace.

Tension was brewing in Rajouri after some members of a Hindu right wing party torched a flag, which they claimed was of terror group ISIS, on Eid.

Muslims, who said the flag had sacred scripture written on it and its torching amounted to sacrilege, had called for a complete shutdown and “civil curfew” in the town on Tuesday in protest.

Fearing clashes between the two communities, authorities imposed curfew and intensified patrolling by police and security forces in the town.

The army carried out a flag march, defence spokesman Col. Manish Mehta told IANS.

“After district magistrate Rajouri requisitioned army’s assistance to maintain law and order, a flag march was carried out in the town.”

(IANS)

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A short film on Jammu and Kashmir tourism, launched by the state government, has won “gold” at an award ceremony organised by the India chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) here.

The ad film titled “Warmest Place on Earth” launched by the state’s Tourism Department in September 2017 has been declared the winner in the ‘Travel and Tourism Category’ at IndiAA awards held here on Friday, according to an official statement.

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IndIAA Awards is the intellectual property of the IAA India chapter, and was instituted in 2015. The award recognises mainstream creative advertising campaigns.

The film highlights the hospitality of Jammu and Kashmir. The 5-minute film was the first such big campaign launched by the Kashmir government.

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Conceptualised by J. Walter Thompson, it was directed by filmmaker Amit Sharma

In 2014, the Union Ministry of Tourism had launched a campaign and won the ‘Blue Elephant’ at ‘Kyoorius Creative Awards’. (IANS)

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