Tral gets ‘Azadi’ from CPRF bunker after 10 years

KL Report

SRINAGAR

A day after PDP youth president assured to remove bunker from a volatile area of South Kashmir’s Tral, government Monday  after 10 years removed the forces’ bunker locate in main bus stand.

According to reports, Tral which is considered as hot bed of militancy, witnessed a series of protests after the two youth were killed during the gun battle with the forces. Locals while pitching for the removal of the bunker from the area had appealed the state authorities to take measures so that  the bunker occupied by the CPRF could be removed.

Locals said that the presence  of the bunker was adffecting the normal  life in the area  and had become the focal point during the  protests and stone pelting incidents.

Locals added that whenever a protest used to take place in the area, the youth would straight away target the bunker and pelt stones on it. “We are relieved that at last the bunker has been removed and the area can now have a sigh of relief,” locals told KNS.

In last year also, the civil society and traders of Tral area had called for a strike to press for their demand over the removal of the banker. However, due to the occurrence of the floods, the process was delayed last year.

During the recent killings in Tral, protesters targeted the bus stand banker once again, resulting in series of protests and stone pelting incidents.   Several people were also injured during the stone pelting incidents.

Talking to KNS, Superintendent of Police (SP) Awantipora  Mohammad Irshad  said there was no use of the forces bunker in Bus stand Tral and therefore it was removed.

Locals while hailing the efforts of Police and civil administration said such efforts would help the area to look forward for the better days ahead.

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