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Deployment of more troops in IOK creates fear amongst people - Press Release issued by Kashmir Media Service.

Jammu -- August 03, 2019 (PPI-OT)

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In occupied Kashmir, tension gripped Chenab Valley and Pir Panchal regions after deployment of fresh paramilitary personnel by India at many places in these frontier areas. As the officials remained tight-lipped over the development, reports said that the people were scared as social media was abuzz with rumours about trifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir or abrogation of Article 35-A.

"Fresh deployment of paramilitary forces in Bhaderwah and Kishtwar has added to the prevailing anxiety. Authorities maintaining silence over the issue has created uncertainty," said a resident.

"It's for the first time since 1990 that Border Security Force (BSF) platoon has entered Bhaderwah. Around two companies have arrived and to be accommodated in a block of the Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Bhaderwah, building. The building is being made available for them," said an official.

Amid speculation and rumors on social media, reports said, Indian forces have constructed four concrete bunkers in Bhaderwah. "Special Operations Group (SOG) is being reconstituted in Chenab Valley on instructions from the higher ups and Village Defense Committees (VDC) have also been geared up in Kishtwar and Doda," said the officials in police department.

Speaking to media, President of Anjuman-Islamia, Bhaderwah, Khairat Hussain Farash, said that the entire Bhaderwah was living under fear as bunkers were being constructed at many places and more troops' deployment was an indication that something bad was going to happen. "District administration is also not clearing the doubts. We tried many a times but no one speaks," he added.

"Situation in Banihal tehsil of Ramban district is no different," a local resident, Sajjad Ahmed, told media. Similarly in Kishtwar, paramilitary personnel have been moved in and many are on their way to the district. Meanwhile, in Poonch and Rajouri districts, fresh companies of paramilitary forces were seen camping in different localities of twin border districts.

For more information, contact:Kashmir Media ServicePhone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549Fax: +92-51-4861736Email: info@kmsnews.orgWebsite: www.kmsnews.org

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Date:Aug 3, 2019
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