170-175 militants still active in Kashmir: GoC Pandey

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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.

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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