Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Republic Day, the 26th January, has brought more miseries to the oppressed Kashmiris as Indian troops have intensified checking and frisking in Srinagar city and other parts of the territory in the name of so-called security measures.
Indian troops and police personnel have been deployed in strength in Srinagar and other cities and towns of the territory to keep a watch on the movement of people.
The forces’ personnel have set up check points on every road and chowk where commuters and pedestrians are being frisked and vehicles are checked thoroughly.
In Srinagar, all roads leading towards a cricket stadium, where the main function of 26th January is scheduled to be held, have been sealed with barbed wire and barricades have been erected around the stadium. The troops have increased surveillance through Closed Circuit TV cameras installed in and around the cricket stadium to keep close watch on the movement of people. Unprecedented arrangements have been made in and around the stadium.
A close vigil is being maintained on all vehicles and pedestrians entering the city. Police personnel can be seen carrying out surprise checking of the vehicles on the entry and exit points in the summer capital. The cops are also frisking motorcyclists and passengers of vehicles in the city. Similar reports have emerged from other parts of the territory.
Multiple layer security arrangements have been made in the territory. All government officers and Public Sector undertakings and schools have been asked to attend the function.
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