JK peace gesture: 5 of 16 security bunkers removed

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Srinagar, Oct 5: As part of the Centre's eight-point Kashmir peace initiative, the Jammu and Kashmir government has removed five bunkers out of 16 of the security forces from Srinaga city on Tuesday, Oct 5. The move has come as part of the Centre's peace initiatives to reach out to the people of the Valley.

Sources said the bunkers will be removed from Anganwadi center Wanihama, BD school Batmaloo, Sonawar, Janab Sahib Soura, Hazratbal, PHC Palpora, Magarmal crossing, Agricultural University Shalimar, DAV School Wazirbagh, SDPT Aloochibagh, Miskinbagh, Firdausabad in Batamaloo, Sazgiripora, Sumkachbal, Common Dental College Karanagar, Bone and Joint Hospital in Barzulla.

The Centre has decided to appoint interlocutors to hold "sustained dialogue" with various shades of opinion, to release about 200 youth detained for stone-pelting and de-scale the presence of security personnel.

Further request were also made to state government to review the deployment of security forces in the Kashmir Valley and maintain peace in the disturbed areas.

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