Apprehensive about attacks on police posts guarding minority communities, authorities have abandoned these in south Kashmir's Tral area, members said on Saturday.
Residents of a minority community village said during the Thursday night, police vehicles reached there and took their men away from these posts.
Jatindar Singh of Kangloora village, which has a good chunk of Sikh population, said it is for the first time these posts have been withdrawn since their deployment in 2001 when the Chittisinghpora massacre took place.
"At around 10.30 pm, police personnel were withdrawn from here. When government cannot keep security in tough times, what for the cops are deployed? We don't need it now. Majority community is with us," he said.
Another resident of same village, Jogindar Singh, said the hat government acted in haste and "they should have informed us at least about withdrawal of police posts."
There were reports of withdrawal of minority security posts in Ourigund, Chattrigam, Khasipora, Nehar and other places.