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India removing more security bunkers from Srinagar city

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Srinagar, India, Feb 18, IRNA -- Indian forces are removing 12 more security bunkers from the city of Srinagar following request from the chief minister Omar Abdullah, officials here said on Friday.

Official sources said with the removal of 12 more bunkers from the capital city, the numbers of bunkers removed from city so far will go upto 39.

Srinagar is dotted with security bunkers of Indian paramilitary forces despite claims by the government and other security agencies that the militancy in Kashmir has been largely contained.

The decision to remove more bunkers comes amid opposition from the military establishment to growing local demand for demilitarization of Kashmir.

Kashmir is considered as one of the worlds most militarized zone.

Officials said it was decided that 12 more security bunkers mostly from the thick populated old city areas will be removed from today.

The demolition of security bunkers will start immediately and the decision was taken in right earnest to address the concerns of the civilian population of Srinagar city’ they said.

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