New army camp in south Kashmir village: Issue raised in assembly

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Riyaz ul Khaliq
Jammu: The MLA Homshalibugh, Abdul Majeed Larmi, on Thursday vociferously raised the issue of alleged establishment of new army camp in his assembly segment.
Larmi raised a point of information which was granted by speaker Kavinder Gupta.
“My people are being lathi-charged by police in Homshalibugh as they are protesting the establishment of Army camp,” Larmi told the house.
“Kya aap nay ye log maarnay kay liye rakhay hain,” he asked the government pressing Parliamentary Affairs minister, Abdul Rehman Veeri, to issue a statement.
“Why only Homshalibugh? There are many army camps,” he questioned.
Larmi asked the government to “stop the situation from getting out of control”. “Stop your forces,” he insisted Veeri.
Notably, panic gripped the Shamsipora area of Anantnag district in southern Kashmir early this morning after army personnel started measuring a local play ground, allegedly to set up a camp there.
The army men refused to listen to the village elderly and asked them to go and talk to the Deputy Commissioner. A group of distressed villagers later went to the DC office in Anantnag.