Deployment of additional forces belie normalcy claims: NC

Deployment of additional forces belie normalcy claims: NC
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Srinagar: National Conference (NC) Wednesday said that the additional deployment of paramilitary forces in Kashmir belie claims of the Centre on the return of peace.

A statement of NC issued here said that addressing party functionaries and workers at the party’s Nawa-e-Subah headquarters, NC’s Additional General Secretary Mustafa Kamal while referring to the return of security bunkers in Kashmir said, “Bunkers are making a comeback on the city roads after nearly eight years and more paramilitary personnel are being deployed following the spate of civilian killings in Kashmir over the past weeks.”

He said that the security bunkers manned by CRPF were being set up in many areas of Srinagar where these were removed between 2011 and 2014 following the overall improvement in the security situation across Kashmir during the Omar Abdullah-led government.

“This time new bunkers have come up at places where no such structure existed even at the peak of militancy in the 1990s,” Kamal said. “People are still in shock and seemed psychologically disturbed showing heightened anxiety and paranoia due to such measures.”

He said that after the revocation of J&K’s special status, it was repeatedly being insisted that Kashmir was limping back to normalcy.

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