In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength across the territory in the name of security measures ahead of India’s Independence Day, 15th August, adding to the miseries of the people.
Indian troops, paramilitary and police personnel have stepped up checking of vehicles and random frisking of passengers and pedestrians across the territory, subjecting the people to immense discomfort.
A multi-layer security arrangement with both ground and aerial surveillance has been thrown across the territory, particularly in Srinagar. A cricket Stadium in Srinagar where the official function is to be held has been fortified with the deployment of paramilitary troops, new bunkers and barricades. The stadium is also being monitored with drones.
The checking continues at several places including Lal Chowk, Ram Munshi Bagh, Indra Nagar, Dalgate, Barbarshah, Munawarabad, Khanyar, Rajbagh, Kothi Bagh, Shaheed Gunj, Tourists Reception Centre (TRC), Kral Khud and several other areas in Srinagar. The troops and police personnel have established special check-points across the city. Drones and CCTV cameras mounted on forces’ vehicles and buildings are being used to monitor the movement of the people.—KMS