Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has started removing 16 bunkers of security forces from some parts of Srinagar city.
The decision to remove 16 bunkers was taken during the Unified Headquarters meeting on September 29 in Srinagar as part of the Centre’s eight-point Kashmir peace initiative.
CRPF spokesman Prabhakar Tripathy told Agence India Press that the bunkers will be removed from Anganwadi centre Wanihama, BD school Batmaloo, Sonawar, Janab Sahib Soura, NIT Hazratbal, PHC Palpora, Magarmal crossing, Agricultural University Shalimar, DAV School Wazirbagh, SDPT Aloochibagh, Miskinbagh, Firdousabad in Batamaloo, Sazgiripora, Sumkachbal, Common Dental College Karanagar, Bone and Joint Hospital in Barzulla.
The high-level meeting saw decisions on a series of measures to be followed up on after the all-party central delegation visited the state.
It was decided that the state government would set up two groups of senior police and Army officers in Srinagar and Jammu to identify areas where the government could de-notify the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
As part of its initiative to address the unrest in the Kashmir Valley, the Centre had decided to appoint a group of interlocutors to hold a “sustained dialogue” with various shades of opinion, to release about 200 youth detained for stone-pelting and de-scale the presence of security personnel.