Indian army conducting door-to-door searches in Sopore

Srinagar

In occupied Kashmir, Indian army is conducting a door-to-door survey-cum search operation in Sopore, causing fear among the residents.
The locals told media that the operation is being carried out by Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles, deployed in the area. They said that the army personnel were gathering information about every family living in and around Sopore town.
Residents of Arampora area in Sopore town said that soldiers of the RR battalion arrived on March 26 and went door-to-door asking details of families living in the town. Similar operation is under way for the past three days in Chinkipora, Maharajpur, Takiyabal, Syed Sultan Mohalla and Nowpora localities in Sopore.
“They (troops) inquired about our family size, names of family members, phone numbers, occupations, and even the number of family members living in and outside the town,” a resident of Arampora said.
The head of a mohalla committee of Arampora said that on Sunday when he was at home, soldiers came to his house and asked about his family members. “They even asked about my son who is studying outside the territory. They took my phone number before they left. I didn’t have the courage to ask them the reason behind this survey.—KMS

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