Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Hiranagar in Jammu and Kashmir amid excessive safety as shadows of the dual blasts loomed within the air. The foot march began as per schedule round 7 am from Hiranagar close to the Worldwide Border alongside the Jammu-Pathankot freeway.
Accompanied by J-Okay Pradesh Congress chief Vikar Rasool Wani, working president Raman Bhalla and lots of of volunteers carrying the tricolour, Gandhi entered Samba district’s Tapyal-Gagwal after crossing Londi checkpoint at round 8 am and was greeted by enthusiastic employees and supporters ready on each side of the highway.
After masking about 25-km distance, the march could have an evening halt at Chak Nanak earlier than restarting from Samba’s Vijaypur for Jammu, the place it is going to attain on Monday. Officers stated ample safety preparations are in place for Gandhi with police, CRPF and different safety businesses holding a good vigil to make sure a peaceable march.
Safety has been additional beefed up throughout Jammu and Kashmir within the wake of dual bomb blasts in Narwal space on the outskirts of Jammu metropolis on Saturday, which left 9 individuals injured. Police suspect that IEDs have been used to hold out the dual explosions in an SUV parked in a restore store and in a automobile at a close-by junkyard at Transport Nagar space of Narwal.
The fear assault comes at a time when safety businesses within the area are on excessive alert within the wake of the Yatra of the Congress and the upcoming Republic Day celebrations. The march began from Kanyakumari on September 7 and entered Jammu and Kashmir from Punjab on Thursday. The yatra is scheduled to finish in Srinagar on January 30 with the hoisting of the nationwide flag at Congress headquarters by Gandhi.
Earlier, because the Bharat Jodo Yatra continued by Jammu and Kashmir on Friday (January 30), Rahul Gandhi was seen donning a black jacket for the primary time since its entry in peak North Indian winters. Usually, Gandhi sports activities short-sleeved white t-shirts even whereas passing locations like Delhi, Punjab and Haryana amid biting chilly.