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Kashmiris look forward to peace in their life at Jammu
10/21/2019 11:01:35 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Oct 21: Known for pluralistic culture, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir is all set to hoist the people coming from different parts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir & Ladakh with people started arriving in advance ahead of annual Darbar to start functioning at Jammu from 11-4-2019-particularly the people from Kashmir which is facing a difficult situation following the threats from Militants who are considered to be as main hindrance to restore peace and tranquility in Kashmir Division following the BJP lead NDA government decision to abrogate the Article 370 and 35 A of the constitution beside down grading the status of J&K to Union Territory.
With the arrival of people in advance-- the shopping malls, Jammu aquarium & cinema halls are a buzzed with Kashmiri people who were seen breaking the mental trauma through which they have undergone following forceful lockdown due to threats from the Pakistani sponsored militants and recent killings of non local fruit merchants as well as the shopkeepers who open their shops against the dictate of the hardliners and militant outfits.
The government of Jammu and Kashmir with the help of the union government though are making every efforts to bring an end to forceful lockdown by restoring post paid mobile phones and by lifting tourist advisory, the people are still under constant pressure from the Pakistani sponsored militants who are seems to be hell bent to destroy the economy of the people of Kashmir forcing the people to choose alternative space for peace that has always been provided to them by the Jammu since the onset of the militancy three decades ago as Jammu accommodated people from all sections of society during all these years despite facing many militant attacks including series of grenade attacks at Bus Stand Jammu few months ago and the people from other parts of the Union Territory are once again looking for "Peace Space" in Jammu which is not only the litmus test for the Jammu and Kashmir police keeping in view of prevailing militancy threat and cross boarder terrorism, but also the litmus test for the people to foil the nefarious design of such people by providing timely information to police and security agencies about any suspect the found roaming in the Jammu areas.
Even though it was around two weeks left for annual darbar move to begin functioning from Jammu secretariat, majority of the family members of the government employees along with large number of civilians and students had already started arriving at Jammu where they straight way started throwing to theaters to watch movies, visiting shopping malls for purchasing, visiting food courts to enjoy late night dinner which they are presently missing in Kashmir.
Speaking to "Early Times" some Kashmiri inform that their life is not less than a hell from them with forceful shutdown, no means of entertainment and uncertainty in situation aimed prevailing threat from stone palters added that at least they get some chance to ease out the pressure and stress through which they undergone through the medium of theaters.
They said that they are looking forward for the peaceful atmosphere in Jammu for next six months added that due to prevailing situation last time in Jammu ahead of Darbar move-the Jammu witness some ugly time by the hands of some miscreants who wants to destabilize the peace and tranquility in Jammu District that force them to leave in advance added that they are hopeful that people of Jammu will stood united with them and fight such nefarious elements who wants to destabilize peace and tranquility in Jammu by tooth and nail.
Beside theaters, Jammu Fisheries aquarium also witnessed heavy rush of Kashmiri people since last over a week-particularly the children's.
Some people told the "Early Times" that they left the valley within a week after abrogation of Article 370 and shifted to Jammu added that since then they have not return back to home.
Some students also told the "Early Times" that they prefer to take tuition class at Jammu during all these days added that they are now planning to move to Kashmir for appearing in examination since they don't want to lose precious one year in academic calendar.
The manager of one of the hotel in Muslim dominated Khatikan Talab area of Jammu told the "Early Times" that normally during summer times the hotels in Jammu mostly witnessed low occupancy and said that soon after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A, most of the people including their regular customers arrived in advance and most of the hotels witnessed over 90% occupancy since then which is still continue and hope that the hotel industry business will get boost this season with more influx of customers from Kashmir once the annual darbar closes at Srinagar.
He said that everyone is hopeful that peace will prevail in Jammu added that as a part of security measure the hotel owners are providing all sought of cooperation with police and other security agencies added that many hotel owners also installed CCTV set up in hotel to remain extra vigil aimed prevailing militancy threat.
The sources told the "Early Times" that Jammu and Kashmir Police along with other law enforcing agencies are keeping close vigil in Jammu District and had even deployed large number police personals in civvies to check the suspicious elements beside had also intensified Nakka checkings, night patrolling and importantly had installed more CCTV cameras at vulnerable places to thwart any attempt of mischievous elements inimical to peace.
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