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Non-locals start leaving Srinagar

Srinagar, October 18 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, non-locals have started leaving Srinagar after the situation has deteriorated in the territory.

The non-locals, while leaving Srinagar, told media persons that the situation in the territory was getting from bad to worse with each passing day.

“We’re scared, we’ve children with us and hence are going back to India,” said an Indian citizen of Rajasthan.

Dozens of non-local labourers had gathered at Tourist Reception Centre in Srinagar on Monday to board outbound vehicles to leave Kashmir.

Among those at the TRC in Srinagar was fifty-year-old, Dependar Kumar Singh, who has been working in Kashmir for the past ten years, said, “We are feeling threatened. Don’t know why people are being killed. Labour is Labour. We will come back once the situation turns normal.”

“We were told that the police will come and take us to secure accommodation. What will we do there? For how many days can we stay there? How can we earn?” asked Pramod Kumar of Bihar, who has been coming to Kashmir for the past seven years.

“Some people told us to leave as the situation is bad and some said do not leave, earn and stay here. But we decided to leave as we are labourers. What will we do here without earning,” he said.

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