Srinagar: The National Conference Tuesday expressed concern over the continuous face-off between forces and civilian population in South Kashmir, saying the search operations and night crackdowns have already put the people to duress and that any further military built up will push them to wall.
“Addressing a meeting of south zone party functionaries from south Kashmir, zone president Bashir Ahmad Veeri expressed concern over the situation and said the south Kashmir has been converted into a garrison,” the statement said.
Veeri said that some people have started migrating due to alarming presence of forces activity in their native places.
“The ban on internet facility in many areas of south Kashmir for nearly a week has further aggravated the situation,” Veeri said.
He maintained that the sporadic face-off between the protestors and forces is claiming many lives and further pushing the people to wall.
Veeri implored the state government and Government of India to show maximum restraint while dealing with people particularly youth. He called for restoration of a sense of safety and dignity among people, which he said cannot be achieved by building garrisons.