Concertina wire at BSNL exchange irks female students


If there is no security risk involved in removing the wire it can be removed: CRPF

Srinagar:  Students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kothi Bagh Friday complained that concertina wires used by the paramilitary forces near the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Srinagar has become a source of inconvenience for them.

 “We face cuts and bruises by concertina wires near BSNL exchange. We appeal the government to clear the road from this nuisance,” a group of girls from the school told KNS over phone.

“Last week a class 10th student of our school sustained injuries after she was caught in concertina wire near the gate of BSNL office after dogs barked at her. She tried to escape but found herself trapped in the concertina wire,” they said.

The students complained that such incidents have been taking place often in the locality. “The concertina wire is so dangerously laid that in past many school going girls were caught in it and sustained injuries.” they said.

They added that the space left out on the road because of the encroachment by the CRPF bunker is fit enough only for one vehicle and when traffic comes from both the sides it creates problems for the students.

The school girls demanded removal of concertina wires in the area. “We appeal to the government to intervene into the matter and remove the concertina wire in the area,” they said.

Public Relation Officer CRPF Ashish Kumar Jaha told KNS that he will look into the matter. “I will talk to the concerned Commanding Officer and discuss the matter with him. If there is no security risk involved in removing the barbed wire from the area then it can be removed,” he said.

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