Residents Seek Army Camp Removal, Threaten Migration

SRINAGAR — The residents of Redwani Bala area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district staged a demonstration on Monday here to press the government over removal of newly established Army camp in the area.

Residents of Redwani Bala, Khudwani and other adjacent areas Monday afternoon raised slogans in Press Enclave here against the setting up of Army camp in the locality, urging the state administration to remove the Army camp from the residential area.

Residents alleged army highhandedness and said forces personnel damage their properties including vehicles, transformers and other things.

Locals said that besides, the education of students studying in the school situated close to the camp has also got affected as most of the students don’t attend their classes due to the fear.

The locals also threatened to go for mass migration in case the authorities fail to vacate the camp at an earliest. “All the residents will migrate from the area in case the newly established Army camp is not removed,” they said.

“At least 60 residential houses, several vehicles and eight PDD transformers were damaged by the Army personnel since last week,” the residents alleged.  (With inputs from KNS/CNS)

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