In order to restore normalcy in Palhallan area of North Kashmir's Baramulla district and restore confidence among the local youth, deputy commissioner Baramulla on Saturday visited the area and took stock of the situation.
Accompanied by a team of officials including the Sub Divisional magistrate Pattan, Deputy commissioner Baramulla visited the area this evening and interacted with the local population.
The locals while interacting with them, apprised them of the 'hardships' being faced by the locals especially youth.
" The youths in Palhallan area are witnessing complete isolation. They are being booked in one or the other case. Scores of FIRs had been lodged against them in local police station" said a youth while interacting with the deputy commissioner Baramulla.
The locals while lashing out at the authorities had claimed that the youths of the area are feeling complete alienation.
They said that the role of forces in the area is 'ant-people' and such measures are further alienating the local youths here.
" Whenever, there is any strike call or for that matter any untoward incident, the local youths here are asked to report in the local police station or in the camps. Such a practice is alienating the local youths and finally prompting them to indulge in stone pelting" said a local to Deputy commissioner Baramulla.
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, who patiently listened the grievances of the local population assured them that if their exist any gap between the administration and the locals, he will bridge it and will restore confidence among them.
He asked the locals to constitute a committee which will remain in touch with deputy commissioner Baramulla and in case any problem exists in the area they can call him even during the night.
Latter while talking to Greater Kashmir, Talat Parvez said that the concern of local youth will be taken up with the police.
"Their demands and grievances will be immediately looked in to. The district administration will definitely bridge the gap existing between some youth and the administration" Parvez said.