Kupwara, Mar 14 : General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based army’s 15 corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey on Monday said that at least 170-175 militants are still active in Kashmir while militancy have also registered a significant decline from the last two years.
“As compared to the last two years, the active militant rate has come more down while as 170-175 militants are active in Kashmir, ” he said in reply to a query whether militancy is decreasing in Kashmir and how many are still active as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
On Kunan-Poshpora, the GoC said that a delegation from the said village have met them and were demanding the rehabilitation and self-employment opportunities for the people as after the 1991 incident a fake narrative was created which kept them away from all the basic facilities and they were kept separate from other others.
“Today, I personally visited the area and their demands that including computer centre, self-employment generation for girls, sports development and other were being met, ” he said, adding that there are further demands as well which will be addressed soon—(KNO)
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