Srinagar: Locals of various areas of Srinagar city expressed their anger after CRPF men allegedly 'occupied' marriage halls in city parts. The locals urged the administration to provide safe accommodations to CRPF men stating that keeping security forces personnel in civilian areas will pose a threat to locals.
As per reports, CRPF men occupied a marriage hall in Shutrashahi area of Srinagar where locals staged protest, as per news agency. The locals said that children would play in the premises of marriage halls while marriage functions and other functions are held in these halls.
“This area is already congested and the marriage hall is just a few hundred meters away from the civil secretariat and District Police Lines (DPL) Srinagar. Keeping CRPF men in a marriage has already triggered fear among locals living here,” said another resident. The locals appealed to the LG Manoj Sinha led administration to provide alternate accommodation to the CRPF men instead of lodging them in marriage halls.
Locals of Ilahibagh-Malbagh area of Srinagar outskirts also alleged that CRPF men were lodged in a marriage hall in their locality adding that the government is putting the local population at great risk by accommodating CRPF men in marriage halls. “Marriage halls are for locals, not CRPF men. We fail to understand that despite having huge infrastructure at its disposal, why marriage halls were chosen for accommodating CRPF personnel,” said an elderly local resident.
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