Another Army Camp Comes up in South Kashmir

September 25

As Militancy has shown a sign of drastically growing up in the present year, the Indian Security agencies have showed visible concerns to stop the same. The Army and the Police has constantly asking the Militants to shun the ‘path of violence’ and return home and join the ‘mainstream.’

The calls have however shown no response on the ground as more than 140 cases of local youth taking up arms mostly in south Kashmir have been reported in 2018 so far, the year has also seen surge in Policemen killings and the abduction of SPOs of Jammu Kashmir Police.

Since 2016 July, post the killing of Burhani wani, many camps have been set up and re established in many residential areas of South Kashmir, which include one in Pahnoo, followed by another at Nagisharan, Breenti, Khudwani, Mahmoodpora, Chillipora and Zainpora areas of South Kashmir.

The Army on Sunday night set up another camp in the volatile Quimoh locality of South Kashmir’s Kulgam District, Locals informed The Kashmiriyat. They said that 1 Rashtriya Rifles of the Indian Army has set up a new camp besides the Martyrs graveyard in the Redwani Bala locality of Quimoh in South Kashmir’s Kulgam District. Redwani Bala pertinently is a densely populated area of the Kulgam District.

The Quimoh area has witnesses hundreds of pro freedom rallies after the killing of Burhan wani has seen more than two dozen youth take up arms since July 08, 2016. “More than 60 youth from the area are under arrest already, some have been in jails for more than four months now,” a local Ghulam Nabi told The Kashmiriyat.

“We were shocked to see soldiers erecting pickets, tents and marking the boundary with concertina wires,” said a local resident of Redwani Bala adding that Gunfights and attacks have become a routine now, so the camp can create problems for us.

We told them that if anybody throws a stone at you, you will come and thrash us all, but they said they will not harass anyone in the village, Locals told The Kashmiriyat.

The decision on redeployment was taken after intelligence reports said South Kashmir had turned into a militant hub, an official told The Kashmiriyat.

“The officials said the army camps had been set up to help locals who were “possibly intimidated” by the militants,” he added.

Author: News Desk

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