Indian forces intensify searches, frisking in fortified Srinagar

Srinagar, November 10 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops, police and paramilitary forces have intensified searches and frisking in Srinagar.

The Indian forces’ personnel deployed in strength can be seen patrolling the roads and streets of the city and conducting random checks of vehicles and pedestrians alike. While these random checks and frisking were part of cordon and search operations conducted by police and troops every now and then, further deployment of additional forces’ personnel at prime locations like Lal Chowk, Jehangir Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Regal Chowk, TRC Chowk, Polo View and the areas around the city centre has also be made.

Locals said the troops check their identity cards, search pockets, vehicles and other valuables they carry. “We want an immediate end to such unnecessary moves that put the common public to immense hardships,” they said.

An eyewitness said searches of our vehicles and frisking of whatever we carry has become part of our life over the past few days. “Not only this, they (CRPF personnel) also exceed their jurisdiction by seeking documents like driving licenses, identity cards, ownership certificate of vehicles, registration certificate etc, which is none of their business,” he said.

It is to mention here that Indian government has recently deployed 50 more companies of Indian paramilitary forces in the Kashmir valley to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom struggle. Of these, 30 companies have been deployed in Srinagar alone. India is deploying five more companies of paramilitary personnel in the next few days. KMS—1M