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Kashmir: 39 bunkers removed from civilian areas

Last Updated: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 19:00

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday
said that 39 bunkers have so far been removed this year from
civilian areas in the Kashmir Valley.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said this in a written
reply to the query of PDP`s Syed Basharat Bukhari in
Legislative Assembly.

The PDP leader had sought details about the 8-point
action plan announced by the Centre after the parliamentary
delegation`s visit to the state.

Unified Headquarter meetings have been held to review
deployment of security forces in the Valley and till now 39
bunkers have been removed from the civilian areas, he said.

Omar further said that two committees have already
been constituted, one in Jammu and one in Kashmir division,
to look into the areas where the Armed Forces Special
Powers Act (AFSPA) could be withdrawn.

The committees have held their meetings and the
deliberations of the committees are under consideration of the
government, he said.

As per the 8-point action plan, the state government
was requested to immediately convey a meeting of Unified
Command and to review deployment of security forces in the
Valley, especially Srinagar with particular reference to
descaling the number of bunkers, check-points in Srinagar and
other towns.


First Published: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 19:00

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